THE Department of Health has announced a further 1,380 Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the last 24 hours.
That’s a rise of 297 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 2,159.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 5,184 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 143 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a rise of 54 on figures given yesterday for Wednesday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 616 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 15,066 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 risen to 407.2 cases per 100,000, the highest of any council in the North of Ireland.
The Department has to date recorded a total of 137 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 103 per cent.
There are currently 92 patients in hospital with Coronavirus, a rise of 12 on yesterday’s figures.
There are two patients being treated in intensive care with one patient on a ventilator.
Twenty-one care homes are now dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, a rise of two on figures given yesterday for Wednesday, with a further 661 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.Tags: