THE Department of Health has announced that 273 people have tested positive in the last 24 hours in the North of Ireland from Coronavirus.
That is the highest number of positive cases recorded since the pandemic erupted in March this year.
However, there have been no further deaths and the Department’s total, which is mostly in hospitals, remains at 577 – which over 300 less that those recorded by Nisra.
Over the last seven days a total of 1,401 people in the North of Ireland have test positive for COVID-19 – an average of 200 per day.
In the last seven days, 242 people in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area – a rise of 31 since Wednesday – have tested positive for Coronavirus.
That puts the council’s total to date at 636 – an average of 88 per days this past week.
The council’s death toll since March remains at 29.
According to the latest statistics, a total of 10,542 people have now tested positive in the North of Ireland to the deadly virus.
A total of 46 people are currently in hospitals here with a positive COVID-19 test, with five people on ventilators in intensive care.
There are currently 27 active Coronavirus cases in care homes here with 201 closed COVID-19 care home outbreaks.