THE Department of Health has reported a further 872 Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the last 24 hours.
That’s a fall of 229 cases on figures given on Friday for Thursday.
There has been five further deaths from the virus with the death toll, mostly in hospitals across the North, now at 2,199.
Over the weekend there were 13 deaths – the highest since March – and over 2,000 new positive cases.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 8,525 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 85 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a fall of 22 on figures given on Friday for Thursday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 788 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 17,006 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 520.9 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 140 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 down to 100 per cent.
Altnagelvin Hospital has recorded that 11.62 per cent of its patients are being treated for Coronavirus and the hospital is operating at 8.56 per cent over capacity.
There are currently 202 patients in hospitals across the North with Coronavirus, a fall of two on figures released yesterday.
There are 34 patients being treated in intensive care with 23 patients on a ventilators.
Ninety seven care homes are now dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, a rise of 12 from Friday, with a further 668 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.
Ten care homes in the Western Trust area are currently dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak.Tags: