THE Department of Health has reported further 1,304 new Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the past 24 hours.
That’s a fall of 166 new cases on figures given yesterday for Monday.
There has been six further death (one outside the current reporting period), bringing the Department of Health’s total number of deaths from the virus (mostly in hospital settings) to 2,606.
None of these latest deaths was recorded in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area since figures were released on Friday on the Department’s dashboard.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 8,996 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 96 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a rise of nine on numbers given on yesterday for Monday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 591 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 26,207 positive cases within the council boundary.
The rate of infection within the Derry and Strabane Council area has risen to 390.7 cases per 100,000 – still the lowest rate of all 11 councils in the North.
The Department has recorded a total of 171 Coronavirus deaths within the Derry and Strabane council area to date – the third lowest out of all councils here.
Bed occupancy across all hospitals has risen to 105 per cent.
There are currently 345 patients in hospitals across the North with Coronavirus.
There are 38 patients being treated in intensive care with 27 patients on ventilators.
The Western Trust reports that 9.77 per cent of beds in Altnagelvin Hospital are COVID-19 occupied with staff treating 33 patients with Coronavirus.
Five of these patients are currently being treated in Altnagelvin’s ICU for COVID-19.
The hospital is currently running at 6.32 per cent over capacity with beds.
A total of 67 care homes are now dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak with a further 885 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.
To date, a total of 2,565,983 vaccines have been administered in the North.Tags: