Altnagelvin COVID-19 occupancy remains low at just 0.90%

COVID-19 bed occupancy at Altnagelvin remains at just 0.90 per cent while it has been confirmed one woman, aged in her sixties, was admitted to the hospital with SARS-CoV-2 on Tuesday.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 2:55 pm

Newly updated information released by the Department of Health on Friday shows that the woman was admitted to the Derry hospital on May 25. It was the first such admission locally since May 19.

At midnight on Thursday 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; eight of 10 ICU beds (80%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and two (20%) were free.

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

In terms of general occupancy just 0.90% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 92.54% were ‘other occupied’ and there was 2.69% capacity left in the hospital system; 3.88% 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.