The death toll in Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area due to Covid-19 has increased to 11, according to the daily update from the Department of Health.

In the update, the department detailed one death reported, however it did not take place within the last 24-hour reporting period. It brings the total in Northern Ireland to 550 deaths due to the virus.

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) reported there were 16 deaths in the district up until June 19 with there being 816 across the country up until the same date.

There was one positive individual out of 1,023 tests carried out in the last reporting period. It increases the total number of positive tests in Northern Ireland to 5,751 out of 108,914 people tested.

Fermanagh and Omagh still remains the least affected area but the number of positive cases has jumped from 86, reported on Wednesday, to 179. There have been four positive cases in the district in the last two weeks.

The new data collection by the department refers to both Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust Laboratory completed tests (Pillar 1) and National Initiative Laboratory completed tests (Pillar 2).

Prior to Thursday, information on laboratory completed tests was only reported for the four HSC Trust laboratories. 

Alongside testing by HSC Trust laboratories there is a programme for testing being carried out at National Testing Centres, mainly for health care and key workers. 

Information on laboratory completed tests for the National Initiative are available from April 28, with the department waiting for additional data to be provided for the period April 4-28.

The latest statistics from the Department of Health are mainly from hospital fatalities where a person has tested positive.

NISRA data includes care homes/ in the community/hospice and hospitals.