THE Department of Health has announced a further 1,423 new Coronavirus cases in the North of Ireland in the past 24 hours.
That’s a rise of 56 new cases on figures given yesterday for Monday.
There has been six more deaths (two outside the current reporting period), bringing the Department of Health’s total number of deaths from the virus (mostly in hospital settings) to 2,635.
None of these latest deaths was recorded in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 8,850 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 85 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a fall of four on numbers given yesterday for Monday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 517 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 26,629 positive cases within the council boundary.
The rate of infection within the Derry and Strabane Council area has risen very slightly to 341.7 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 up to 107 per cent.
There are currently 355 patients in hospitals across the North with Coronavirus.
There are 35 patients being treated in intensive care with 22 patients on ventilators.
The Western Trust reports that 9.86 per cent of beds in Altnagelvin Hospital are COVID-19 occupied with staff treating 34 patients with Coronavirus.
Two of these patients are currently being treated in Altnagelvin’s ICU for COVID-19.
The hospital is currently running at 5.35 per cent over capacity with beds.
A total of 60 care homes are now dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak with a further 903 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 2,593,676 vaccines have been administered in the North.Tags: