For the first time since July 13, the Department of Health have recorded another Covid-19 related death.

The daily update from the department shows the death, which brings the total in Northern Ireland to 557, occurred on Saturday, August 8.

There were 76 positive cases of the virus over the weekend, with 5,560 people tested.

There has now been 6,140 positive cases in Northern Ireland with 158,666 people tested overall.

Fermanagh and Omagh Local Government District remains the least affected area with 182 positive individuals out 8,945 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 31.

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 855 by July 31 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).