There have been three new cases of Covid-19 in the Fermanagh and Omagh Council area according to the latest figures from the Department of Health.

The figures from the last 24 hours have shown the total number of positive cases in the Council area now sits at 206 out of 13,400 people tested.

There have been 16 positive cases in the last week in Fermanagh and Omagh, all aged under 59 years old.

Six were aged 19 and younger with six being between the ages of 20 and 39 years old while four were aged between 40 and 59 years old. 2,066 people have been tested in the area in the last seven days.

In Northern Ireland there were 141 new cases of the virus from 4,652 tests which now brings the total to 7,868. 639 people have tested positive in the last day.

the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) has had no admissions or discharges for Covid-19 in the last two weeks. There are currently two ICU Covid beds occupied in Northern Ireland while there is one person currently on ventilation due to the virus. There are 20 beds occupied with Covid-19 patients.

A death on Saturday saw the total number increase to 565.

Fermanagh and Omagh has recorded 11 deaths according to the Department of Health, however the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) reported there were 17 deaths in the district up until August 28.

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 873 by August 28 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).