It has been 16 days since the last Covid-19 related death in Northern Ireland according to the Department of Health.

The daily update from the department shows that the total number of deaths from the virus remains at 556. 

There were nine individuals who tested positive out of 1,182. This bring the total positive cases in the country to 5,930. 

Fermanagh and Omagh Local Government District remains the least affected area with 181 positive individuals out 8,085 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).