THE Department of Health has announced a further 1,430 Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the last 24 hours.
That’s a fall of 543 cases on figures given yesterday for Tuesday.
There has been no further deaths from the virus with the death toll, mostly in hospitals across the North, now at 2,166.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 9,372 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 151 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a fall of 54 on figures given yesterday for Tuesday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 860 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 15,823 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 sharply to 568.5 cases per 100,000, the second highest of the 11 council districts in the North of Ireland with Belfast first with 800.5 cases per 100,000.
The Department has to date recorded a total of 138 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 162 patients in hospital with Coronavirus.
There are ten patients being treated in intensive care with five patients on a ventilator.
Forty-five care homes are still dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak with a further 662 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.Tags: