The daily update from the Department of Health has shown that with cases continuing to rise in the Fermanagh and Omagh Council area, they have almost doubled in the last week.

There have been 71 cases in the last seven days from September 22-28 compared with 38 from September 15-22. 

In Fermanagh and Omagh there have now been 325 positive cases with 14 more reported by the department in the last 24 hours.

Out of the 71 in the last week, 18 were aged 19 and under; 25 between 20 and 39; 18 between 40 and 59 and 10 aged between 60 and 79.

Across Northern Ireland, the daily update shows there were another 320 positive individuals in the last 24 hours with the total now standing at 11,269. 1,702 of those positive cases came in the last seven day.

There were no new deaths recorded with the figure still at 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 ten admissions and three discharges for Covid-19 in the last two weeks.

There are currently eight ICU Covid-19 beds occupied in Northern Ireland, with five people currently on ventilation due to the virus. There are 54 beds occupied with Covid-19 patients.

There are 27 confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks in cares homes across Northern Ireland, with 12 suspected outbreaks.