THE Department of Health has announced a further 96 Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the last 24 hours.
That’s a fall of three on figures given yesterday for Wednesday.
There has been no further deaths from the virus with the death toll, mostly in hospitals across the North, now at 2,149.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 676 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 28 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area in the past 24 hours.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 163 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
That means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 12,517 positive cases within the council boundary – the fourth highest among all 11 councils in the North.
The rate of infection within the Derry and Strabane council area is now up to 108.2 cases per 100,000, the highest in the North of Ireland.
The Department has recorded a total of 136 coronavirus deaths within the Derry and Strabane council area to date – the third lowest out of all councils here.
Bed occupancy across all hospitals is down to 100 per cent.
There are currently 39 patients in hospital with Coronavirus.
Three patients are being treated in intensive care with three patients on ventilators.
Four care homes, fall of two on yesterday, are now dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak with a further 654 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.Tags: