There was one Covid-19 related death recorded in Fermanagh and Omagh by the Department of Health today, Thursday.

It brings the death toll to 85 and along with another death increased the death toll in Northern Ireland to 2,123.

One further positive cases was also recorded locally and it was part of 98 recorded in the last 24 hours in Northern Ireland. The positive cases totals now stand at 5,756 and 117,919 respectively.

The seven-day rate per 100,000 people in Fermanagh and Omagh has fallen even lower to 7.7 – the lowest rate, compared to the week from March 24-30, when the rate was 49.6.

There were 9 positive cases in the past week. Out of those cases, five were between the ages of 20 and 39 and four were between 40 and 59.

Locally, the BT93 area has continued to record zero Covid cases for the past seven days, from March 29-April 4; while BT74 had three, BT94 had one, and BT92 had six.

There are 25 Covid-19 in-patients across the Western Trust area, with 10 in the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH).

There are 12 Covid patients in ICU across Northern Ireland, with nine of them ventilated. There are no Covid ICU patients in SWAH.

The bed occupancy in Northern Ireland hospitals is at 101 per cent according to Thursday's update with SWAH operating at 103.49 per cent of its bed capacity.

As of April 8, there were five confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks in care homes across Northern Ireland.