Man aged over 80 dies with COVID-19 bringing total toll in Derry to 136; two women, aged under 50, admitted to Altnagelvin

A man aged over 80 has sadly died with COVID-19 in hospital in Derry and Strabane bringing the death toll locally to 136 since the pandemic began.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 9:53 am

The death, which occurred on Wednesday, was the first coronavirus associated death in the Derry and Strabane area in several weeks.

Two women - one aged 20 to 39 and the other in her 40s - were admitted to the Derry hospital with coronavirus on Wednesday.

At midnight on Wednesday 20 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.


Just two of 10 (20%) ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat COVID-19 patients; five (50%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and three (30%) were free.

Six ICU patients in total were being ventilated - two were COVID-19 patient and four were non-COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 2.14% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 92.35% were ‘other occupied’ and there was 0.61% capacity left in the system; 4.89 % were ‘awaiting admission.’