There are currently 20 inpatients at the South West Acute Hospital being treated for Covid-19 according to the latest update from the Department of Health.

The hospital's bed capacity is also running beyond its available capacity by almost 6 per cent. Covid patients currently occupy over 11 per cent of the hospital's bed capacity.

It comes as a further nine Covid related deaths were reported by the department. 878 people have now died because of the virus in Northern Ireland. None of the nine deaths were in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area which is the least affected area in Northern Ireland with 25 deaths.

549 individuals tested positive across Northern Ireland bringing the total number of positive cases to 47,711. 28 were in the local Council area where there has now been 1,904 positive cases.

Breaking down positive cases by postcode in Fermanagh, from November 9-15, there were 18 cases in BT93; 88 cases in BT92; 53 positive cases in BT94; and 20 cases in BT74. 

BT92 has the third highest rate per 100k of population in Northern Ireland of 511.9 per 100k.

There have been 241 positive cases in the Council area in the last seven days compared to 162 in the previous week from November 3-9. Some 46 of those were aged 19 and under; 84 were aged between 20 and 39; 71 were aged between 40 and 59; 33 were aged between 60 and 79, and 7 were aged 80 and over.

The seven-day incident rate for positive cases per 100k people in Fermanagh and Omagh now stands at 206.3 per 100k, for the week of November 10-16 – the previous week’s rate stood at 138.7.

There are currently 72 in-patients across the Western Trust. While there have been 31 admissions and 41 discharges in the past seven days in Western Trust hospitals.

Across the five Trusts, there are 449 in-patients in hospital with the virus. Some 44 people are on Covid ICU beds across Northern Ireland, none of those are in the SWAH. There are 35 Covid-19 patients on ventilators across Northern Ireland.

There are currently 165 confirmed nursing home outbreaks, with 3 suspected care home outbreaks across Northern Ireland.