Covid-19 infections spike in Londonderry and Newry as ICU numbers begin to creep up again

Two patients with Covid-19 have been moved into intensive care unit (ICU) wards in the last 48 hours.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 4:47 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 4:48 pm

There are nine people in total with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland requiring ICU treatment.

The Department of Health (DoH) also recorded one additional Covid related death and 119 new infections in the last 24 hours.

The main bulk of these infections were recorded in Derry City and Strabane District Council area (26) and Newry, Mourne and Down council area (25).

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Hospital bed capacity across Northern Ireland is at 98 per cent.

It takes the total number of individuals to test positive over the last seven days and since the pandemic began last year to 824 and 118,851 respectively.

The additional Covid related death was that of a male hospital patient in the Mid and East Antrim council area, aged between 60 and 79.

It takes the told number of Covid-19 related deaths recorded by the DoH since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,133.

Up until midnight on Thursday there were 103 ICU beds; nine of which were occupied by patients with Covid-19; 68 by patients with other conditions and 26 remain unoccupied.

Hospital bed capacity across Northern Ireland is at 98 per cent.

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