For the 11th consecutive day there have been no Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland according to the Department of Health.

The daily update shows the total number of deaths remains at 556.

15 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hour reporting period out of 1,410 people tested.

The total number of positive cases in Northern Ireland now stands at 5,891 with 134,279 people in total having been tested for coronavirus.

Fermanagh and Omagh Local Government District remains the least affected area with 181 positive individuals out 7,841 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 17 deaths in the district up until July 17.

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 850 by July 17 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).