THE Department of Health has reported one further Covid-19-related deaths 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.
It is the first time the DoH has published details on its online dashboard since early last week dued to what it described as “technical difficulties”
The DoH says that this latest death was recorded outside the current reporting period.
The total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in the North of Ireland recorded by the Department of Health since the start of the pandemic is at 3,438.
These latest deaths were not recorded in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
Today’s data from the Department of Health shows there has been a further 252 cases in the North of Ireland over the past 24 hours.
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 1,806.
The statistics show there has been a further 12 Covid-19 cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area in the past 24 hours.
Over the past seven days, there were 79 recorded cases in the Derry and Strabane Council area.
The infection rates within Derry and Strabane is still the lowest of all 11 councils in the North of Ireland with 52 cases per 100,000.
Bed occupancy across all hospitals is now at 103 per cent.
The Department of Health now records that 224 people (mostly in hospitals) have died from Coronavirus in the Derry City and Strabane Council area.
There are currently 246 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals here.
There are three patients with Covid-19 being treated in intensive care units with two people on a ventilator.
There are 17 people in Altnagelvin Hospital being treated for Coronavirus.
The figures show that 6.46 per cent of beds in Altnagelvin Hospital are occupied by people with Coronavirus with the hospital running at 3.93 per cent over capacity for beds.
The Department of Health reports that 56 care homes in the North of Ireland are dealing with an outbreak of Coronavirus, with 1,555 closed cases of Covid-19 in care homes here.
In the Western Trust area, 16 of its 67 care homes are dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak.
A total of 3,877,971 vaccines have been administered to date across the North of Ireland as of Wednesday.
Of those figures, more than one million booster and third dose vaccinations have now been administered in the North of Ireland to date.Tags: