THE Department of Health has announced a further 903 new Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the past 24 hours.
That’s a fall of 127 new cases on figures given yesterday for Saturday.
There have been a further four deaths (none outside the current reporting period), bringing the Department of Health’s total number of deaths from the virus (mostly in hospital settings) to 2,548.
Sadly since Friday, two of these latest deaths were recorded over the weekend in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 7,757 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 77 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a fall of two on numbers given on Friday for Thursday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 606 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 24,820 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 400.6 cases per 100,000, the eighth highest of all 11 council districts in the North of Ireland.
The Department has now recorded a total of 167 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 101 per cent.
There are currently 345 patients in hospitals across the North with Coronavirus.
There are 28 patients being treated in intensive care with 25 patients on ventilators.
The Western Trust reports that 9.82 per cent of beds in Altnagelvin Hospital are COVID-19 occupied with staff treating 29 patients with Coronavirus.
Three of those patients are currently being treated in Altnagelvin’s ICU for COVID-19 – that’s 27.7 per cent of its ICU beds treating patients with the deadly virus.
The hospital is currently running at just under 1 per cent under capacity with beds.
A total of 85 care homes are now dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak with a further 840 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.
A total of 21 out of 69 residential care homes in the Western Trust area are still dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak.Tags: