No COVID-19 patients in ICU in Altnagelvin but hospital 8.73% over capacity

There are no longer any COVID-19 patients in ICU at Altnagelvin but the hospital is still 8.73 per cent over capacity, according to the latest data from the Department of Health.

Three COVID-19 patients were admitted to the hospital on Wednesday.

Their age ranges were as follows: 50-59 (two patients) and 70-79 (one patient).

Figures show 43 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals at midnight on Wednesday.

Altnagelvin Hospital

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There were no ICU beds at Altnagelvin occupied by patients with COVID-19; six (60%) of ten ICU beds were occupied by non-COVID-19 patients; and four beds (40%) were free.

Three patients were being ventilated - none were COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 9.58% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 84.51% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was 8.73% over capacity; 5.92% were ‘awaiting admission.’