THE Department of Health has reported announced a further 1,145 new Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the past 24 hours.
That’s a rise of 125 new cases on figures given yesterday for Sunday.
There have been a further four deaths (one outside the current reporting period), bringing the Department of Health’s total number of deaths from the virus (mostly in hospital settings) to 2,513.
None of these latest deaths was recorded in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 7,992 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 101 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, the same number of cases given yesterday for Sunday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 679 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 24,345 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 slightly again to 448.8 cases per 100,000, the fifth highest of all 11 council districts in the North of Ireland.
The Department has now recorded a total of 164 Coronavirus deaths within the Derry and Strabane council area to date – the third lowest out of all councils here.
Bed occupancy across all hospitals remains at 102 per cent.
There are currently 384 patients in hospitals across the North with Coronavirus.
There are 32 patients being treated in intensive care with 25 patients on ventilators.
The Western Trust reports that 12.20 per cent of beds in Altnagelvin Hospital are COVID-19 occupied with staff treating 38 patients with Coronavirus.
Four of those patients are currently being treated in Altnagelvin’s ICU for COVID-19 – that’s 40 per cent of its ICU beds treating patients with the deadly virus.
The hospital is currently running at 4.17 per cent above capacity.
A total of 103 care homes are now dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak with a further 814 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.
A total of 23 out of 70 residential care homes in the Western Trust area are still dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak.Tags: