Five COVID-19 admissions; Altnagelvin 2.23% over capacity

Five people were admitted to Altnagelvin with COVID-19 over the weekend, according to figures released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

Their age ranges were as follows: 20-39 (one patient), 50-59 (one patient), 60-69 (one patient), 70-79 (one patient) and over 80 (one patient).

Figures show 59 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals at midnight on Sunday.

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Four (30.77%) out of thirteen ICU beds were occupied by patients with COVID-19; eight (61.54%) were occupied by non-COVID-19 patients; and one (7.69%) bed was free.

Seven patients were being ventilated - three were COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 8.66% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 84.64% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was 2.23% over capacity; 6.70% were ‘awaiting admission.’