Coronavirus cases across Fermanagh and Omagh are continuing to rise with an increase in new cases being recorded across the council area today.

There are 38 new cases of Covid-19 in Fermanagh and Omagh confirmed today by The Department of Health, bringing the total of cases in the district to 752.   There were a total of 863 new cases across Northern Ireland today.

There were seven deaths in total across Northern, 4 of the deaths had occurred in the reporting period for yesterday and three of them outside.  There were no new deaths in Fermanagh and Omagh as a result of the virus, the total of deaths in Fermanagh from the virus remains at 12.  The death toll for all of Northern Ireland now stands at 598 people.

In the past week ( October 6 - October 12) there have been 264 positive cases of the virus in Fermanagh in comparison to the previous week (September 29 - October 5) when there were 165 positive cases in the district.

50 cases were in people aged 19 and under;  103 between the ages of 20 and 39; 60 cases in those aged between 40 and 59, 41 cases between 60 and 79 and 10 in those aged 80 and over.

The total number of positive cases in Northern Ireland for the past seven days was 6,161. Across Northern Ireland the age group with the highest number of cases was those aged between 20 and 30

The seven day 'R' rate for positives case per 100k people has increased in Fermanagh with a rate of 264 per 100k people for the week (October 6 – 12 ). The R rate for the previous seven days was 165 cases per 100k people.

There are 43 inpatients across the Western Trust. There have been 46 admissions to the Trust and 32 discharges. There are currently 11 inpatients in the South West Acute Hospital. Two patients have been discharged since yesterday. There are 150 inpatients in hospital across Northern Ireland with the virus. 23 people are on Covid ICU beds across Northern Ireland. There are 15 Covid-19 patients on ventilators across Northern Ireland.

There are currently 53  confirmed Nursing Home outbreaks with 10 suspected outbreaks across Northern Ireland.