The daily update from the Department of Health has shown there has been no Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland in one week.

Friday, July 3 was the last time the department recorded a death, with the total number remaining at 554 for the last seven days.

In the last 24 hour reporting period, there have been four individuals who tested positive for the virus out of 994 tests.

The total number of positive tests in Northern Ireland is 5,772.

Fermanagh and Omagh Local Government District remains the least affected area with 180 positive individuals out 7,022 tested. There has been one positive test in the last two weeks in the district. 

The area has 11 deaths, however the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) reported there were 16 deaths in the district up until July 3.

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

NISRA data shows death toll reached 839 by July 3 and this includes care homes/ in the community/hospice and hospitals.

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).