The daily update from the Department of Health for Covid-19 has shown another 24 hour period with no new deaths related to the virus recorded.

The total number of deaths in Northern Ireland remains at 556, with the last recorded death on Friday, June 13.

There were 1,107 people tested for the virus in last 24 hours with 10 returning a positive test.

There has now been 5,948 positive cases in the country.

Fermanagh and Omagh Local Government District remains the least affected area with 181 positive individuals out 8,239 tested. There have been no positive tests 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 24.

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 854 by July 24 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).