The Fermanagh and Omagh Council District (FODC) area passed 300 positive cases over the weekend according to the updates from the Department of Health.

The reports from the department have shown 31 cases in the area since Friday with the total now at 311. There have been 2,510 tests carried out in the the last week with 61 new cases in the same period from Septemebr 21-27 compared to 37 cases in the period September 14-20.

17 of the individuals who tested positive were aged 19 and under; 19 between 20 and 39; 17 aged between 40 and 59 and eight between the aged of 60 and 79.

Across Northern Ireland there have been 726 new cases reported since Saturday's update by the department bringing the total to 10,949. 1,513 of these came within the last week.

Saturday's update announced a further death in Northern Ireland bringing the total to 578.

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 18.

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 896 people by September 18 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 seven admissions and two discharges for Covid-19 in the last week.

There are currently six ICU Covid-19 beds occupied in Northern Ireland, with six people currently on ventilation due to the virus. There are 46 beds occupied with Covid-19 patients.

There are 28 confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks in cares homes across Northern Ireland, with 11 suspected outbreaks.