THERE are currently 10 Covid-19 patients in the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH), according to the most recent update from the Department of Health on Wednesday, with one of these patients currently in the ICU.

These figures come as nine more deaths related to the virus were reported by the Department on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths across Northern Ireland to 580.

None of these deaths occurred in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area.
Some 37 positive cases were recorded in the Council area, where the total now stands at 1,351.

Breaking down positive cases by postcode in Fermanagh, from October 19-25, there were 21 cases in BT93; 47 cases in BT92; 37 positive cases in BT94; and 47 cases in BT74. 

There have been 286 positive cases in the Council area. Some 54 of those were aged 19 and under; 85 were aged between 20 and 39; 93 were aged between 40 and 59; 43 were aged between 60 and 79, and 11 were aged 80 and over.

Impartial Reporter:

The seven-day incident rate for positive cases per 100k people in Fermanagh and Omagh now stands at 244.8 per 100k, for the week of October 15-21 – the previous week’s rate stood at 232.8.

Across Northern Ireland, there were 840 positive cases reported in the period, with the total number now standing at 36,394; 6,255 of those were reported in the past seven days, compared to 6,791 reported in last Wednesday’s figures.

There are currently 74 in-patients across the Western Trust, while there have been 57 admissions and 70 discharges in the past seven days in Western Trust hospitals.

Across the five Trusts, there are 352 in-patients in hospital with the virus. Some 44 people are on Covid ICU beds across Northern Ireland. There are 37 Covid-19 patients on ventilators across Northern Ireland.

There are currently 100 confirmed nursing home outbreaks, with 12 suspected care home outbreaks across Northern Ireland.