One woman admitted to Altnagelvin but Western Trust COVID-19 patients at lowest level since last September

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One woman, aged in her 60s, was admitted yesterday to Altnagelvin with COVID-19 but the number of coronavirus inpatients in Western Trust hospitals last night was as low as it has been since last September.

The admission of the woman was the first at the Derry hospital since Saturday.

At midnight on Wednesday 15 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

This is as low as it has been since September 26 last year.

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

Two ICU patients in total were being ventilated - one was a COVID-19 patient and one was a non-COVID-19 patient.

In terms of general occupancy 2.39% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 87.46% were ‘other occupied’ and there was 6.57% capacity left in the hospital system; 3.58.% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no further deaths.