240 further coronavirus cases in Fermanagh and Omagh

The number of coronavirus cases in Fermanagh and Omagh increased by 240 over the weekend, official figures show.

A Coronavirus testing centre in Dalston, east London. There were a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Saturday, taking the overall number to 429,277. A further 34 deaths were recorded.

The number of coronavirus cases in Fermanagh and Omagh increased by 240 over the weekend, official figures show.

A total of 20,153 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Fermanagh and Omagh when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on December 6 (Monday), up from 19,913 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Fermanagh and Omagh now stands at 17,175 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the Northern Ireland average of 17,400.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 135,592 over the period, to 10,515,239.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Fermanagh and Omagh.

The dashboard shows 127 people had died in the area by December 6 (Monday) – which was unchanged from Friday.

It means there have been no deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 2,902 deaths recorded across Northern Ireland.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Fermanagh and Omagh.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.