THE Department of Health has announced a further 1,698 new cases in the North of Ireland in the past 24 hours.
That’s a rise of 241 on figures given yesterday for Sunday.
There have been five further Covid-19-related deaths (none outside the current reporting period), with the total to date since the start of the pandemic (mostly in hospitals) now at 2,802.
None of these latest deaths was recorded in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
In the past week, the Department has recorded 10,653 new cases of Coronavirus.
There has been a further 110 positive cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a rise of 34 on numbers given yesterday for Sunday.
Over the past seven days there have been a further 587 COVID-19 cases in the Derry and Strabane area.
This means that since the pandemic started in March there have now been 28,495 positive cases within the council boundary.
The rate of infection within the Derry and Strabane Council area has risen to 388.0 cases per 100,000 – still the lowest rate of all 11 councils in the North.
The Department has recorded a total of 182 Coronavirus deaths within the Derry and Strabane council area to date – the lowest out of all councils here.
Bed occupancy across all hospitals is now up to 106 per cent.
There are currently 429 patients in hospitals across the North with Coronavirus.
There are 35 patients being treated in intensive care with 26 patients on ventilators.
The Western Trust reports that 8.43 per cent of beds in Altnagelvin Hospital are COVID-19 occupied with staff treating 28 patients with Coronavirus.
Two of these patients are currently being treated in Altnagelvin’s ICU for COVID-19.
The hospital is currently running at 4.21 per cent over capacity with beds.
A total of 34 care homes are now dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak with a further 963 concluded Coronavirus outbreaks in care homes.
Ten out of 68 residential care homes in the Western Trust area are still dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak.
To date, a total of 2,831,525 Coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the North.Tags: