Western Trust midnight COVID-19 patient tally at lowest level in 231 days

The number of COVID-19 inpatients at midnight in Western Trust hospitals has fallen to just 12 - the lowest point in many, many months.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 2:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 2:52 pm

The last time the figure was as low was on September 23 last year.

One more person - a man in his 70s - was admitted to Altnagelvin on Tuesday.

But as referred to above, at midnight on Tuesday, just 12 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.


Two of 11 (18.18%) ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat COVID-19 patients; six (54.55%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and three (27.27%) were free.

Six ICU patients in total were being ventilated - two were COVID-19 patients and four were non-COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 2.68% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 90.18% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was 0.89% over capacity; 7.14% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no further deaths.