Six more Altnagelvin COVID-19 admissions with five patients in ICU

Six more people - four men and two women - were admitted to Altnagelvin with COVID-19 yesterday, according to the latest data from the Department of Health.

Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 2:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 2:48 pm

The age ranges were as follows: 20-39 (1 patient), 60-69 (3 patients) and over 80 (two patients),

At midnight on Tuesday 67 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

Altnagelvin Hospital

Five (62.5%) out of eight ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat a COVID-19 patient; two ICU bed (25%) were occupied by patients with other conditions; and one (12.5%) was free.

Six ICU patients in total were being ventilated - four were COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 10.25% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 86.02% were ‘other occupied’ and 0.93% capacity was left in the system; 2.80% were ‘awaiting admission.’