Man in his 50s admitted with COVID-19 to Altnagelvin on Monday

A man in his 50s was admitted with COVID-19 to Altnagelvin yesterday while updated figures show there were several admissions to the Derry hospital over the weekend.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 3:15 pm

Yesterday the official Department of Health figures reported that only one person - a man in his 60s - had been admitted to Altnagelvin on Friday.

However, this afternoon the updated DoH database shows that two women - one in her 40s and the other in her 60s - were admitted on the same day.

A man aged over 80 was admitted to the Derry hospital on Saturday, and two men, one aged 20-39 and the other aged over 80, and a woman aged in her 50s, were admitted on Sunday.

Altnagelvin
Altnagelvin

At midnight on Monday 38 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

Seven of 10 (70%) ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat COVID-19 patients; one (10%) was occupied by a patient with another condition and two (20% were free.

Four ICU patients in total were being ventilated - all were COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 7.67% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 85.28% were ‘other occupied’ and there was 1.53 capacity left in the hospital system; 5.52% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no further deaths.