Altnagelvin COVID-19 occupancy at 3.23% with 16 coronavirus inpatients across the Western Trust

COVID-19 occupancy at Altnagelvin has risen to 3.23% while at midnight on Tuesday there were sixteen coronavirus inpatients across the Western Trust.

By Kevin Mullan
Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 3:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 3:20 pm

Five people have been admitted to Altnagelvin with the illness over the past five days.

A man in his fifties and a woman in her forties were admitted to the Derry hospital on Friday, a man in his 70s was taken in on Sunday, a woman in her forties was admitted on Monday and yesterday a woman in her fifties was admitted.

At midnight on Tuesday 16 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

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Altnagelvin Hospital

No ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat a COVID-19 patient; eight of ten ICU beds (80%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and two beds (20%) were free.

Two ICU patients in total were being ventilated - both were non-COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 3.23% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 88.86% were ‘other occupied’ and there was 4.11% capacity left in the hospital system; 3.81% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no more deaths of patients with COVID-19 in Derry/Strabane: 136 people have died with COVID-19 in Derry/Strabane since the pandemic began.