Covid-19 related data will no longer be provided daily by The Department of Health (DOH).

The DOH yesterday announced the cessation of the Covid-19 Daily Dashboard of Statistics and changes to the frequency of other Covid-19 related statistical outputs.

A DOH spokesperson said: “The DOH will continue to publish on a weekly basis Covid-19 infection survey positivity estimates. These provide a more reliable indicator of prevalence than reported positive cases. The DOH will also now be publishing statistics on Covid-19 Admissions and Inpatients on a weekly basis.”

There have been one further Covid-19-related deaths in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area in the past seven days, according to the DOH. The data in Wednesday’s report shows there have been 163 deaths locally.

Across Northern Ireland, the death toll reached 3,441 people on Wednesday, with three deaths counted including one death which was recorded outside of the reporting period. In terms of positive cases, 20 people in the local Council area recorded a positive Covid-19 case in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 42,595.

The majority of these tests arise from self-reported lateral flow tests. Some 332 people across Northern Ireland tested positive in the period, bringing the total figure to 712,769 cases. Locally, in the past seven days, 70 people tested positive for the virus in the district. As of Wednesday’s update, there were 36 Covid-19 in-patients in the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH), but no Covid-19 patients in the SWAH's Intensive Care unit. The SWAH continues to operate above its bed occupancy, currently by 24.56 per cent.