THERE has been a further death as a result of Covid-19 in Fermanagh and Omagh.
This is the second death recorded in the district this week, and the thirteenth death overall in Fermanagh and Omagh.

The news comes as 1,217 people across Northern Ireland tested positive for the virus in a 24-hour (Tuesday) period – the highest daily total since the current testing regime began.

The death was one of four deaths recorded in Northern Ireland today. 
Two of these deaths occurred in yesterday’s reporting period, with two occurring outside of the reporting period. There have now been 602 deaths as a result of Covid-19 in total across Northern Ireland.

There were 49 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 801.
In the past week, October 7 -13, 272 new cases of the virus were recorded in Fermanagh and Omagh.

Some 55 cases were in people aged 19 and under; 98 were aged between 20 and 39; 70 were aged between 40 and 59; 40 were aged between 60 and 79; and nine cases were in those aged 80 and over.
The total number of positive cases in Northern Ireland for the past seven days was 6,161.

The seven day 'R' rate for positives case per 100k people has increased in Fermanagh with a rate of 272 per 100k people for the week (October 7 - 13). The R rate for the previous seven days was 200 cases per 100k people.

There are currently 10 inpatients in the South West Acute Hospital, following the death of one patient in SWAH. There are 37 inpatients across the Western Trust. There have been 42 admissions to the Trust and 39 discharges. There are 164 inpatients in hospital across Northern Ireland with the virus. 

24 people are on Covid ICU beds across Northern Ireland. There are 17 Covid-19 patients on ventilators across Northern Ireland. 
There are currently 56 confirmed Nursing Home outbreaks with 10 suspected care home outbreaks across Northern Ireland.