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.


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.