The Department of Health daily update is reporting a 14th day without any Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland. 

The total number of deaths in the country remains at 556.

The last recorded death by the department was July 13.

There were 21 positive individuals tested over the weekend out of 3,262 people tested. There has now been 5,912 positive cases in Northern Ireland out of 137,541 people tested in total.

Fermanagh and Omagh Local Government District remains the least affected area with 181 positive individuals out 7,978 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).