Five COVID-19 admissions at Altnagelvin with 14.33% of beds coronavirus occupied

Five people - including a boy aged under 20 - were admitted to Altnagelvin with COVID-19 on Wednesday with 14.33 per cent of beds at the Derry hospital now occupied by coronavirus patients, according to figures released by the Department of Health this afternoon.
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The age ranges of the patients were as follows: 0-19 (one patient), 50-59 (one patient), 70-79 (two patients) and over 80 (one patient).

Figures show 74 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals at midnight on Wednesday.

Just before Christmas - the figure was 45.

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Five (55.56%) out of nine ICU beds at Altnagelvin were occupied by patients with COVID-19; four (44.44%) were occupied by non-COVID-19 patients; and no beds were free.

Five patients were being ventilated - four were COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 14.33% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 75% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was 12.36% over capacity; 10.67% were ‘awaiting admission.’