THE Department of Health has reported a further 1,641 Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the last 24 hours.
That’s a huge rise of 601 cases on figures given yesterday for Tuesday.
There has been three further deaths from the virus with the death toll, mostly in hospitals across the North, now at 2,209.
Sadly, one of these latest deaths was recorded in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 8,105 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 163 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a rise of 78 on figures given yesterday for Tuesday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 749 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 17,342 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 495.1 cases per 100,000, the third highest of the 11 council districts in the North of Ireland.
The Department has now recorded a total of 143 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 226 patients in hospitals across the North with Coronavirus.
There are 39 patients being treated in intensive care with 27 patients on ventilators.
One hundred and three care homes are now dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak with a further 675 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.
Twelve care homes in the Western Trust area are currently dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak.Tags: