Twenty-four people with Covid-19 were yesterday receiving care at Cork hospitals.
According to the HSE’s daily Operations Update, 19 people with Covid-19 were being treated at Cork University Hospital last night with one person being treated at the hospital’s critical care unit.
Five people with Covid-19 were receiving care at the Mercy University Hospital with two people receiving round the clock care at the hospital’s critical care unit.
A further six people with suspected Covid-19 were receiving care across the two hospitals.
It comes as latest figures show that 623 Covid-19 cases were reported in Cork in the 7-day period from October 5th to October 11th.
Last night, Dr Corinna Sadlier, a consultant in infectious diseases at CUH urged people to take action to reduce the spread of the virus.
In a post on social media, Dr Sadlier said: “We have a short window in which to act- strong and unified community effort required. Cork #crushedthecurve in March. We can do it again now.”