THERE have been 48 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 according to the Department of Health’s latest update on Tuesday.
This now brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in the North of Ireland to 6,196.
One of the new cases has been in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
There have been five positive COVID-19 cases within the council boundary with its total number of cases now at 236 – the second lowest of all 11 councils in the North of Ireland.
To date there have been 29 deaths in the Derry and Strabane Council since the pandemic erupted here in March.
The latest statistics published today show there have been no Coronavirus-related deaths recorded by the Department of Health in the past 24 hours, which means its death toll remains at 557.
The department’s daily figures are mostly comprised of hospital deaths, where a patient had previously tested positive for the virus.