THE Department of Health has announced a further 188 Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the last 24 hours.
That’s a rise of one on figures given on yesterday for Monday and the highest number in three months.
There has been no further deaths from the virus with the death toll, mostly in hospitals across the North, now at 2,155.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 1,143 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 53 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, that is a rise of 13 on figures given yesterday for Monday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 274 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 13,303 positive cases within the council boundary – the third highest among all 11 councils in the North.
The rate of infection within the Derry and Strabane Council area has now risen up to 181.1 cases per 100,000, the highest of any council 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 now at 102 per cent.
There are currently 17 patients in hospital with Coronavirus, a rise of four on the previous 24 hours.
There are no patients being treated in intensive care.
Three care homes are still dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak with a further 658 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.Tags: