THE Department of Health has reported a further 442 positive cases for Coronavirus in the North of Ireland in the last 24 hours.
That’s a fall of 91 on the previous figures the department gave for Tuesday.
There has been a further eight deaths (none outside the current reporting period), with the department’s total number of deaths, mostly in hospitals, now at 962.
Sadly, one of these latest deaths was reported in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
A total of 51,118 people have now tested positive in the North of Ireland for COVID-19 since the pandemic erupted here in March this year.
The Department says 431 people are in hospital with the deadly virus.
A total of 39 patients are in intensive care units with confirmed Coronavirus, 37 of whom are on ventilators.
Bed occupancy across all hospitals is now at 99 per cent.
In the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a total of 6,741 people have tested positive for Coronavirus in the past eight months.
In the past 24 hours, a further 51 people in Derry and Strabane have returned a positive test, a fall of 16 on the previous day.
Over the last week, 282 people within the council boundary have contracted the virus.
The positive test rate in the council area is now at 4,474 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 76 deaths in hospitals in the Derry City and Strabane District Council since the pandemic broke out here in March.
Last Friday, the NI Statistics and Research Agency reported that up to last Friday, November 13, it recorded a total of 73 deaths in the Derry City and Strabane Distric Council area.
Nisra records all deaths where Coronavirus is recorded on a death certificate which includes hospitals, hospices, care homes and residential addresses whereas the Department of Health records deaths mostly in hospitals.
A total of 139 care homes are dealing with outbreaks of the virus at present with 307 closed outbreaks of COVID-19 in care homes.
There are no further care homes suspected of having COVID-19, say the Department of Health.