With the further easing of coronavirus restrictions taking place today, Friday, there have been no deaths related to the virus in Fermanagh and Omagh in over three weeks.

The last time the Department of Health recorded a death locally in their daily update was April 8 which brought the death toll to 85.

In the last 24 hours, there was one death in Northern Ireland bringing the total to 2,145.

In terms of positive individuals, there were 108, while locally there were four. The respective totals now stand at 120,195 and 5,928.

However, the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area continues to have the third-highest seven-day rate of positive cases in Northern Ireland with 47.9. Derry City and Strabane and Mid Ulster Council areas are the only places with higher rates.

Out of the 56 positive cases recorded in the last week from April 23-29, 36 were aged 19 and under; 10 between 20 and 39; seven between 40 and 59; two between 60 and 79 and one aged 80 and over.

From April 19-25 postal districts in Fermanagh recorded two new cases. The BT93 area recorded no new cases; BT74 one; BT94 none, and BT92 one.

There are six Covid patients in the SWAH with one Covid patient in ICU.

The bed occupancy in NI hospitals is at 101 per cent, according to today’s (Wednesday) update, with the SWAH operating at 101.18 per cent of its bed capacity as of 9am on April 29.

As of April 30, there were four confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks in care homes across NI. Two of the separate outbreaks were asymptomatic whilst two were symptomatic.