There has been an increase in the number of patients with Covid-19 in the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH), with 11 reported in-patients in the hospital today. This is a rise of three patients from the reported eight yesterday. This number coincides with the day that Northern Ireland reported its largest daily increase of positive Covid-19 cases, with 1,080 cases being recorded by the Department of Health.

There were 5,272 new cases in a week compared to 2,691 new cases in the previous seven days from September 23 to 28. The seven-day rate has increased from 143.0 per 100,000 to 280.2 per 100,000 across Northern Ireland

In the last 24 hours, the increase of 40 cases in the Council area has brought the total to 595 across Fermanagh and Omagh.

There were 238 positive cases in the last week in Fermanagh and Omagh

 42 were in people aged 19 and under; 107  between the ages of 20 and 39; 43 aged between 40 and 59 ; 40 between 60 and 79 and 6 aged 80 and over.

There has been an increase in the seven-day rate from 64.2 cases per 100k people in the September 25 – October 1 reporting period to 203.7 per 100k people

There was no further deaths recorded in Northern Ireland with the total now at 587. Fermanagh and Omagh has recorded 11 deaths, according to the Department of Health.

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 906 people by October 2 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 36 admissions and 15 discharges for Covid-19 in the last two weeks.

There are 36 confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks in care homes across Northern Ireland with 11 suspected.