Northern Ireland is now entering its third week without any Covid-19 related deaths, according to the daily update from the Department of Health.

As of today, Monday, August 3, the total number of deaths in Northern Ireland reamins at 556. The last recorded death was on Friday, July 13.

There were 40 positive individuals since Friday out of 3,206 people tested for the virus. There has now been 5,988 positive cases in Northern Ireland with 145,485 tested.

Fermanagh and Omagh District has seen one positive case over the weekend, bringing the total to 182 with 8,382 tested. It was the first positive case in the area in two weeks.

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).