THE Department of Health has reported eight further Covid-19-related deaths (one outside the current recording period) in the past 24 hours in the North of Ireland.
Deaths are measured by recording those who died within 28 days of receiving a positive result in a test for Coronavirus.
The total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in North of Ireland recorded by the Department of Health since the start of the pandemic is at 3,100.
Sadly, two of these latest nine deaths were recorded in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
Today’s data from the Department of Health shows there has been a further 3,737 positive cases of Coronavirus in the North of Ireland, a fall of 497 on figures given yesterday for Wednesday.
It includes cases confirmed from samples taken in previous days, not necessarily just in the latest 24-hour reporting period.
As of today, the number of positive cases confirmed in the past seven days was 32,174.
The statistics show that in the past 24 hours there has been a further 151 Covid-19 cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a fall of 22 on figures given yesterday for Wednesday.
Over the past seven days, there were 1,444 cases recorded in the Derry and Strabane Council area.
The infection rates within Derry and Strabane now has the lowest of all 11 councils in the North of Ireland with 955.6 cases per 100,000.
Bed occupancy across all hospitals remains 106 per cent.
The Department of Health now records that 200 people (mostly in hospitals) have died from Coronavirus in the Derry City and Strabane Council area.
There are currently 363 patients with Covid-19 in hospital here.
There are 22 patients with Covid-19 being treated in intensive care units, with 18 people on ventilators.
There are 37 people being treated in Altnagelvin Hospital with Coronavirus with five people in intensive care.
The figures show that 8.66 per cent of beds in Altnagelvin Hospital are occupied by people with Coronavirus and it is running at 5.8 per cent over capacity for beds.
The Department of Health reports that 191 care homes in the North of Ireland are dealing with an outbreak of Coronavirus, with 1,117 closed cases of Covid-19 in care homes here.
In the Western Trust area, 39 of its 67 care homes are dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak.
A total of 3,661,792 vaccines for Covid-19 had been administered across the North of Ireland as of Friday.
Of that total, 1,414,119 were first doses, 1,311,200 were second doses and the remaining were third doses.
A total of 916,988 booster vaccines have been administered.Tags: