THE Department of Health has reported a further 1,473 Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the last 24 hours.
That’s a huge rise of 848 cases on figures given yesterday for Sunday.
There has been three further deaths (outside the current reporting period) from the virus with the death toll, mostly in hospitals across the North, now at 2,173.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 9,078 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 107 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a rise of 52 on figures given on yesterday for Sunday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 791 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 16,338 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 to 522.9 cases per 100,000, the second highest of the 11 council districts in the North of Ireland.
The Department has to date recorded a total of 139 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 up to 106 per cent.
There are currently 243 patients in hospitals across the North with Coronavirus, a rise of 35 on figures released yesterday.
There are 29 patients being treated in intensive care with 21 patients on a ventilator, a rise of five in the last 24 hours.
Seventy two care homes are currently dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak with a further 663 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.Tags: