Over 160 cases of Covid-19 in Strabane council area

There have been a further 15 coronavirus-related deaths in Northern Ireland.

According to the Department of Health, nine of the deaths happened since Thursday, while six occurred earlier but have now been added to the Dept of Health’s toll.

Locally, there are 78 confirmed cases in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area, while in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, there are 162 cases.


In Mid Ulster Council area, there are 200 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

In the council areas which cover Tyrone, 44o cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed.

A total of 4,317 people have tested positive for Covid-19 across the North, while the total of deaths recorded by the Department of Health stands at 469 which are mostly focused on hospital deaths.

Earlier today (Friday), the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) published figures showing that 599 deaths had been recorded, up to 8 May, in total.

Nisra figures record all deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned on a death certificate.

In Fermanagh and Omagh the number of fatalities from the virus has been updated to 16, compared to 10 previously. 

The number of deaths for Mid-Ulster is 29, while 26 people in the Derry City and Strabane area have passed away from the virus.

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