THE Department of Health has reported a further 229 Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the last 24 hours.
That’s a rise of 31 on figures given yesterday for Tuesday 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 1,221 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 56 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, that is a rise of 20 on figures given yesterday for Tuesday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 270 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 13,395 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 fallen slightly to 178.5 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 101 per cent.
There are currently 16 patients in hospital with Coronavirus, a rise of one 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 659 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.Tags: