THE Department of Health has announced that 319 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 and a rise of 46 on Thursday’s statistics.
There has been one further death and the Department’s total, which is mostly in hospitals, is now at 570 – over 300 less tham those recorded by Nisra.
Over the last seven days a total of 1,396 people in the North of Ireland have test positive for COVID-19 – an average of around 200 per day.
In the last seven days, 295 people in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area have tested positive for Coronavirus – the highest council area in the North of Ireland.
In the last 24 hours, 66 people have test positive within the council’s boundary.
That puts the council’s total to date at 700 – an average of 100 case 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.