Altnagelvin COVID-19 occupancy remains low at 0.89%

COVID-19 bed occupancy at Altnagelvin has risen slightly but remains very low at just 0.80 per cent and, according to Department of Health data, no-one has been admitted to the hospital with SARS-CoV-2 in over a week.
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Information released by the Department of Health this afternoon shows that there have been no new admissions to Altnagelvin in over a week.

This week, for the first time, in many months, the DoH data showed total COVID-19 occupancy at Altnagelvin had fallen to zero.

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According to updated figures released today at midnight on Wednesday eight people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

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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.

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

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In terms of general occupancy 0.89% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 93.20% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was operating at 1.18% over capacity; 5.92% 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.