THE Department of Health has announced a further 1,019 new cases in the North of Ireland in the past 24 hours.
That’s a fall of 304 on figures given yesterday for Saturday.
There have been four further Covid-19-related deaths over the same period (one outside the current reporting period), with the total to date since the start of the pandemic (mostly in hospitals) now at 2,665.
None of these latest deaths was recorded in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 8,907 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 67 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a rise of 21 on numbers given on Friday for Thursday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 519 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 26,951 positive cases within the council boundary.
The rate of infection within the Derry and Strabane Council area has risen slightly to 343.1 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 105 per cent.
There are currently 348 patients in hospitals across the North with Coronavirus.
There are 33 patients being treated in intensive care with 24 patients on ventilators.
The Western Trust reports that 8.43 per cent of beds in Altnagelvin Hospital are COVID-19 occupied with staff treating 32 patients with Coronavirus.
Five of these patients are currently being treated in Altnagelvin’s ICU for COVID-19.
The hospital is currently running at 4.49 per cent under capacity with beds.
A total of 50 care homes are now dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak with a further 910 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 2,618,520 vaccines have been administered in the North.Tags: