One new COVID-19 admission to Altnagelvin with Derry hospital 1.25% over capacity

There was only one new COVID-19 admission to Altnagelvin over the weekend yet the Derry hospital is operating 1.25 per cent over capacity.

A man aged in his sixties was taken into the hospital on Friday.

At midnight on Sunday 32 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

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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 6.56% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 89.69% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital had 1.25 capacity left in the system; 3.75% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no further deaths.