The total number of deaths related to Covid-19 has risen to 567 following two new deaths in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

The daily update from the Department of Health also shows there were 40 new positive cases with one of these in the Fermanagh and Omagh Council area.

There have now been 207 positive cases in the district with the total in Northern Ireland now at 7,908.

Fermanagh and Omagh has had 16 positive cases in the last seven days. Five have been aged 19 and under, six between the ages of 20 and 39, four aged between 40 and 59 and one between 60 and 79.

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).

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 16 beds occupied with Covid-19 patients.

There are 19 confirmed Covid outbreaks in cares homes across Northern Ireland with five suspected outbreaks.