The weekend Covid reports from the Department of Health have shown more positive signs in the fight against the virus as only 16 people in Fermanagh and Omagh tested positive since Friday.

There were only two positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours in Monday's update.

It brings the total number of positive cases locally to 5,519.

Across Northern Ireland, there were 726 cases recorded increasing the total to 111,166.

10 Covid-19 deaths were recorded across Northern Ireland since Friday with the death toll now at 2,036.

Fermanagh and Omagh has had the least number of deaths with 83, with one death recorded since Friday.

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Fermanagh and Omagh continues to have the lowest seven day rate of positive Covid cases in Northern Ireland. 58 people have tested positive locally in the last week which is a rate of 49.6.

Depsite being the lowest rate, it is higher compared to the 52 positive cases from February 8-14 and rate of 44.5.

Of these 58 cases 10 were aged 19 and under; 21 between 20 and 39; 18 aged between 40 and 59; six aged between 60 and 79 and three aged 80 and over.

From February 15-21 postal districts in Fermanagh recorded low positive cases with BT92 having eight; BT74 had eight; BT94 and BT93 both recorded two cases.

There are currently 41 Covid inpatients in the Western Trust with 18 in SWAH. Across all hospitals in Northern Ireland there are 386 Covid inpatients.

SWAH currently has no ICU Covid occupied bed. Across Northern Ireland there are 51 Covid ICU patients with 41 of them on ventilators.

SWAH is currently operating at 102.35 per cent of bed occupancy according to Monday's update.

In care homes, there are 44 active outbreaks as of February 22, a fall of 35 compared with the previous seven days. Out of the 78 outbreaks as of February 15, there have been 17 outbreaks in the Western Trust.

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