THE Department of Health has confirmed that 320 people have tested positive in the last 24 hours in the North of Ireland from Coronavirus.
That is a rise of 100 on Sunday’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 1,702 people in the North of Ireland have test positive for COVID-19 – an average of just over 240 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, 72 people have test positive within the council’s boundary.
That puts the council’s total to date at 891 – an average of 127 cases per days this past week.
In the past seven days, a total of 401 people have tested positive within the Derry and Strabane’s council area – the second highest of any council in the North of Ireland.
The council’s death toll since March remains at 29.
According to the latest statistics, a total of 10,949 people have now tested positive in the North of Ireland to the deadly virus.
A total of 59 people are currently in hospitals here with a positive COVID-19 test, with 8 people on ventilators in intensive care.
There are currently 27 active Coronavirus cases in care homes here with 203 closed COVID-19 care home outbreaks.