Western Trust COVID patient tally falls to 8 - its lowest level since September 20

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The number of COVID-19 inpatients at midnight in Western Trust hospitals has fallen to just 8 - the lowest point since September 20 last year, 236 days ago..

There were no new COVID-19 admissions to Altnagelvin on Thursday.

At midnight on Thursday 8 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

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Two of 10 (20%) ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat COVID-19 patients; six (60%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and two (20%) were free.

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

In terms of general occupancy 1.49% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 88.99% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was 1.79% over capacity; 9.52% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no further deaths.