The number of positive coronavirus cases in the Fermanagh and Omagh Council area has risen to 253 according to the Department of Health updates.

The update on Sunday showed there were six new cases in the area while Monday's update showed another five.

Out of 2,135 tests carried out in the last week (September 14-20), there have been 37 new cases. This is more than twice the number of cases reported in the previous seven days (Septemebr 7-13) which was 14. 15 of those are in people aged 19 and under; seven between 20 and 39; 15 aged between 40 and 59 and five aged between 60 and 79.

In Northern Ireland there were 301 new cases in the last two days reporting bringing the total to 9,466 positive individuals. There have been 1,014 positive cases in the last week in Northern Ireland.

Over the weekend there were two further deaths reported bringing the total to 577.

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 two admissions and one discharge for Covid-19 in the past week.

There are currently five ICU Covid-19 beds occupied in Northern Ireland, with three people currently on ventilation due to the virus. There are 32 beds occupied with Covid-19 patients.

There are 30 confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks in cares homes across Northern Ireland, with 12 suspected outbreaks.