There was some welcome relief today as some outdoor activties were able to resume following a relaxation of some regulations by the Northern Ireland Executive. 

Indeed, the sun came out to help matters a little.

Golfers got on the fairways across Fermanagh while tennis players got back on the court. The green thumbed among us were able click and collect at garden centres and groups of up to six people from two households are able to meet up in a private garden. 

This all happened on a day when there were 107 new cases of Coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours with three of those recorded in the Fermanagh and Omagh District, according to the latest data from The Department of Health.

In total, 117,396 people have tested positive from the virus in Northern Ireland (NI) since the pandemic began, 5,748 of whom are residents in the Fermanagh and Omagh district.

There were no further deaths recorded in Northern Ireland, bring the total number of deaths due to the virus to 2,115, with 84 of these citizens in the local district.

According to the daily update from the Department, the seven-day rate per 100,000 people in Fermanagh and Omagh is currently 48.8 which equates to 57 cases.

Out of those cases, 12 were aged 19 and under; 16 were between the ages of 20 and 39; 25 were between 40 and 59; three were between 60 and 79, with one aged 80 or over.

Locally, the BT93 area has continued to record zero Covid cases for the past seven days, from March 22-28; while BT74 and BT94 had two, and BT92 had nine.

The latest data shows there are 34 Covid-19 in-patients across the Western Trust, while across all hospitals in NI, there are 112 such in-patients.

There are 17 Covid-19 ICU patients across NI; nine are currently on ventilators.

There are 13 Covid-19 in-patients in the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH), with one Covid-19 patient being treated in ICU in the SWAH.

As of April 1, there are five confirmed active Covid outbreaks in care homes – a decrease of three, compared with the previous seven days.