It has been another day without any Covid-19 related deaths being reported by the Department of Health.

The daily update from the department shows the total number of deaths in Northern Ireland remains at 556.

Eight people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours out of 1,477 people tested.

The total number of positive cases in Northern Ireland has reached 5,996 out of 146,962 people tested.

Fermanagh and Omagh Local Government District remains the least affected area with 182 positive individuals out 8,452 tested. There has been one positive tests in the last seven days 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).