One further death and 100 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the Department of Health in Fermanagh and Omagh today (Thursday).

It brings the total numnber of deaths to 54 while total positive cases are now at 4,275.

With tighter restrictions set to come into action from Friday there were 17 Covid related deaths recorded across Northern Ireland with the total now standing at 1,414.

Positive cases remain high as 1,410 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours bringing the total figure for cases to 84,646.

Breaking down Fermanagh by postal district from December 28 – January 3, 2021 shows that all postal districts have seen an increase of positive cases with some Fermanagh postcodes doubling the number of positive cases. BT92 has 151 postivie cases (72 last week), BT74 has 127 positive cases (63 last week) , BT94 has 73 positive cases(55 last week) and BT93 has 79 positive cases (40 last week).

Fermanagh and Omagh currently has a seven day per 100k rate of 512.7. The number of positive cases in the district in the past seven days is 599 compared to 612 from December 24-30

55 were aged 19 and under; 244 between 20 and 39; 174 between 40 and 59; 98 between 60 and 79 and 28 aged 80 and over.

South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) is operating over its bed capacity by 8.43 percent while across the Trusts bed capacity is currently at 103 per cent.

There are currently 79 Covid-19 in-patients in the Western Trust, with 22 of those at the SWAH. There have been 48 admissions and 57 discharges in the past seven days.

Across the Trusts, there are currently 599 Covid in-patients. The number of ICU Covid-occupied beds stands at 44 with none of those at the SWAH. 32 Covid patients are currently on ventilators.

Confirmed care home outbreaks are currently at 133 with 23 outbreaks across 71 homes in the Western Trust. The Western Trust has the largest proportion of care homes with an outbreak in that region with 32 per cent.