Three more Altnagelvin COVID-19 admissions with Derry hospital 1.55% over capacity

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

Thursday, 19th August 2021, 3:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th August 2021, 3:12 pm

The age ranges were as follows: 50-59 (2 patients) and 70-79 (1 patient).

At midnight on Wednesday 63 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

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Altnagelvin Hospital

Six (60%) out of ten ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat a COVID-19 patient; four ICU bed (40%) were occupied by patients with other conditions; and none (0%) were free.

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

In terms of general occupancy 12.07% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 82.97% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was 1.55% over capacity; 4.95% were ‘awaiting admission.’