THE Department of Health has reported a further 727 positive cases for Coronavirus in the North of Ireland in the last 24 hours.
That’s a fall of 169 on figures the Department released yesterday for Saturday.
There has been five further deaths, with the department’s total number of deaths, mostly in hospitals, now at 658.
Sadly, one of the deaths was reported in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
This was woman aged 80 and over who passed away in hospital.
A total of 34,832 people have now tested positive in the North of Ireland to COVID-19 since the pandemic erupted here in March this year.
The Department says 342 people are in hospital with the deadly virus.
Thirty nine patients are in intensive care units with confirmed Coronavirus, 30 of whom are on ventilators.
Bed occupany across all hospitals is now at 96 per cent.
In the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a total of 5,092 people have tested positive for Coronavirus in the past seven months.
In the past 24 hours, a further 77 people in Derry and Strabane have returned a positive test, a fall of 23 on the previous day.
Over the last week, 810 people within the council boundary have contracted the virus.
Six people have returned indeterminate test results.
The positive test rate in the council area is now at 3,380 per 100,000 of population, according to the new figures.
This is the highest of any of the 11 councils in the North of Ireland.
The Department of Health has recorded 39 deaths in hospital in the Derry City and Strabane District Council since the pandemic broke out here in March.
A total of 99 care homes are dealing with outbreaks of the virus with 228 closed outbreaks of COVID-19 in care homes.