As psoitve cases of Covid-19 continue to rise in Northern Ireland, it is no different in the Fermanagh and Omagh Council area with four more confirmed in the last 24 hours by the Department of Health.

The daily update from the department shows there have been 233 positive cases in the area, with 27 of them coming in the last seven days up to September 17. This has doubled from the previous week up to September 10 when there were 13 cases over a seven day period. In all 15,859 people have been tested with 1,811 in the last week.

Eight of the positive cases are in people aged 19 and under; four aged between 20 and 39; 12 between the ages of 40 and 59 and three between 60 and 79.

In the last 24 hours in Northern Ireland there have been two deaths reported by the Department of Health, bringing the total to 575 while 163 individuals tested positive for the virus. 8,943 across the country have tested positive with 763 in the last week.

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 11.

The latest statistics from the Department of Health are mainly from hospital fatalities where a person has tested positive.

NISRA data shows the death toll reached 887 people by September 11 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 Trust Laboratory completed tests (Pillar 1) and National Initiative Laboratory completed tests (Pillar 2).

The Western Health and Social Care Trust has had one admission and discharge for Covid-19 in the past week.

There are currently four ICU Covid-19 beds occupied in Northern Ireland, with three people currently on ventilation due to the virus. There are 33 beds occupied with Covid-19 patients.

There are 27 confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks in cares homes across Northern Ireland, with 11 suspected outbreaks.