THE Department of Health has confirmed that 187 people have tested positive in the last 24 hours in the North of Ireland from Coronavirus.
That is a drop of 132 on Friday’s statistics issued by the Department yesterday on its dashboard.
There has been no further deaths and the Department’s total, which is mostly in hospitals, is now at 578 – over 300 less tham those recorded by Nisra.
Over the last seven days a total of 1,418 people in the North of Ireland have test positive for COVID-19 – an average of just over 200 per day.
In the last seven days, 316 people in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area have tested positive for Coronavirus – the highest of any council area in the North of Ireland.
In the last 24 hours, 21 people have test positive within the council’s boundary – a fall of 45 on the previous days’ figures.
That puts the council’s total to date at 756 – an average of just over 100 cases per days this past week. A further four had an indeterminate test.
The council’s death toll since March remains at 29.
According to the latest statistics, a total of 10,729 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.