The total number of positive Covid-19 cases in the Fermanagh and Omagh Council area has risen to 218 according to the Department of health.

From Friday to today (Monday), the daily updates from the department show there have been eight new cases in the area out of 14,822 people tested.

There have been 16 new cases in the Council area in the last week. Eight of those in persons under the age of 19, four between the ages of 20 and 39, two aged between 40 and 59 and one each aged between 60 and 79 and 80 years old and over respectively.

In Northern Ireland over the same period there have been 388 new cases of the virus, with the total figure sitting at 8,423. Over the last week, there have been 556 positive cases.

Friday's update also showed there were two new deaths related to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland bringing the total to 570. There have been no new death recorded since.

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 September 4.

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 877 by September 4 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 with one person currently on ventilation due to the virus. There are 25 beds occupied with Covid-19 patients.

There are 24 confirmed Covid outbreaks in cares homes across Northern Ireland with eight suspected outbreaks.