COVID-19 outbreak at Antrim Area Hospital

Antrim Area Hospital

By Peter Moor.

Staff at Antrim Area Hospital have been hit by an outbreak of COVID-19.

24 health workers there have tested positive for the disease since the beginning of April.

The Northern Trust says two wards are affected by the outbreak: C6 and C7.

The news of the outbreak has come to light following a BBC Spotlight investigation.

Staff in the South Eastern trust, which operates facilities including the Ulster and Lagan Valley hospitals, has also seen outbreaks amongst its staff.

Ulster Hospital

In a statement provided to Q Radio, a spokesperson said: "188 South Eastern Trust staff across hospitals and community have tested positive for COVID-19.

"This is since the start of the outbreak. We employ in excess of 10,000 staff in total."

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