Three Altnagelvin COVID-19 admissions; hospital 4.87% over capacity

Three people were admitted to Altnagelvin with COVID-19 on Thursday, according to figures released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

The age ranges of the patients were as follows: 20-39 (one patient), 40-49 (one patient) and 70-79 (one patient).

Figures show 73 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals at midnight on Thursday.

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Six (54.55%) out of eleven ICU beds at Altnagelvin were occupied by patients with COVID-19; five (45.45%) were occupied by non-COVID-19 patients; and no beds were free.

Six patients were being ventilated - five were COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 12.61% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 81.09% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was 4.87% over capacity; 6.30% were ‘awaiting admission.’