Majority of nine COVID-19 patients admitted to Altnagelvin over Christmas were under 40
Nine people - including a girl aged under 20 on Christmas Day - were admitted to Altnagelvin with COVID-19 over the festive period, according to figures released by the Department of Health this afternoon.
Their age ranges were as follows: 0-19 (one patient), 20-39 (four patients), 60-69 (one patient), 70-79 (one patient) and over 80 (two patients).
Figures show 40 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals at midnight on Tuesday.
Six patients were being ventilated - five were COVID-19 patients.
In terms of general occupancy 8.05% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 79.89% were ‘other occupied’ and there was 8.33% capacity left in the hospital system; 3.74% were ‘awaiting admission.’