THE Department of Health has announced a further 1,305 new Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the past 24 hours.
That’s a fall of 34 new cases on figures given yesterday for Tuesday.
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 2,579.
Sadly, one of these latest deaths in the last 24 hours was recorded in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 8,018 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 85 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a fall of 19 on numbers given yesterday for Tuesday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 571 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 25,631 positive cases within the council boundary.
The rate of infection within the Derry and Strabane Council area has fallen slighlty to 377.4 cases per 100,000.
The Department has now recorded a total of 169 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 104 per cent.
There are currently 359 patients in hospitals across the North with Coronavirus.
There are 33 patients being treated in intensive care with 26 patients on ventilators.
The Western Trust reports that 12.46 per cent of beds in Altnagelvin Hospital are COVID-19 occupied with staff treating 35 patients with Coronavirus.
One of these patients is currently being treated in Altnagelvin’s ICU for COVID-19.
The hospital is currently running at 6.38 per cent over capacity with beds.
A total of 66 care homes are now dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak with a further 870 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.
A total of ten out of 69 residential care homes in the Western Trust area are still dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak.Tags: