The May Day Bank Holiday weekend saw 24 positive cases of Covid-19 recorded in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council (FODC) area by the Department of Health.

It brings the total to 5,952 and means FODC is no longer the council area with the fewest cases. Ards and North Down can claim that title with 5,948.

There were no deaths locally, however, one further death was recorded in Northern Ireland since Friday. In the FODC area, the death toll stands at 85 while across Northern Ireland it has reached 2,146.

Positive cases across Northern Ireland are now at 120,501 after 306 were recorded by the Department of Health since Friday.

There is encouragement as the seven-day positive case rate in the FODC area is falling.

There were 47 new cases in the last seven days compared to 62 from April 20-26.

Out of the 47 positive cases recorded in the last week, 25 were aged 19 and under; 10 between 20 and 39; 10 between 40 and 59; two between 60 and 79 and none aged 80 and over.

From April 27- May 3 postal districts in Fermanagh recorded nine new cases. The BT93 area recorded five new cases; BT74 one; BT94 three, and BT92 none.

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

As of May 4, there were five confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks in care homes across NI. Two of the separate outbreaks were asymptomatic whilst three were symptomatic.