Altnagelvin operating 2.35% over capacity with COVID-19 occupancy at 3.82%

Altnagelvin is now operating at 2.35% over capacity while COVID-19 occupancy at the Derry Hospital has risen to 3.82% - this time last week the figure for coronavirus occupied beds was just 0.87%.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 3:32 pm

Yesterday a woman in her fifties was admitted to Altnagelvin with SARS-CoV-2.

Six people have been admitted to Altnagelvin with the illness over the past six 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 on Tuesday a woman in her fifties was admitted.

Altnagelvin Hospital
Altnagelvin Hospital

At midnight on Wednesday 18 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

No ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat a COVID-19 patient; six of nine ICU beds (66.67%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and three beds (33.33%) were free.

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

In terms of general occupancy 3.82% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 91.18% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was operating at 2.35% over capacity; 5% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no more deaths of patients with COVID-19 in Derry/Strabane. There have been 136 SARS-CoV-2 deaths in Derry/Strabane since the pandemic began. No-one has died locally since April.