Altnagelvin COVID-19 occupancy falls to just 0.30%

COVID-19 bed occupancy at Altnagelvin has fallen to just 0.30 per cent and no-one has been admitted to the hospital with SARS-CoV-2 for a week.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 3:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 3:28 pm

Information released by the Department of Health on Tuesday shows that there have been no new admissions to Altnagelvin since May 25 - a week ago.

At midnight on Monday eight people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

Altnagelvin Hospital

No ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat a COVID-19 patient; nine of nine ICU beds (100%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and none were free.

Seven ICU patients in total were being ventilated - all were non-COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy just 0.30% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 91.94% were ‘other occupied’ and there was 2.69% capacity left in the hospital system; 5.07% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no further deaths of patients with COVID-19 in Derry/Strabane. The last death here occurred on April 21. The Department of Health figures show 136 people have died with COVID-19 in Derry/Strabane since the pandemic began.