THE Department of Health has announced a further 1,349 new Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the past 24 hours.
That’s a rise of 45 new cases on figures given yesterday for Wednesday.
There has been four further 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 2,610.
None of these latest deaths was recorded in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 9,052 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 89 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a fall of seven on numbers given yesterday for Wednesay.
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 26,296 positive cases within the council boundary.
The rate of infection within the Derry and Strabane Council area has fallen slightly to 388.7 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 is now at 104 per cent.
There are currently 348 patients in hospitals across the North with Coronavirus.
There are 37 patients being treated in intensive care with 22 patients on ventilators.
The Western Trust reports that 8.33 per cent of beds in Altnagelvin Hospital are COVID-19 occupied with staff treating 31 patients with Coronavirus.
Five of these patients are currently being treated in Altnagelvin’s ICU for COVID-19.
The hospital is currently running at 7.17 per cent over capacity with beds.
A total of 65 care homes are now dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak with a further 887 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 2,569,617 vaccines have been administered in the North.Tags: