Cork University Hospital treating highest number of patients with Covid-19

Cork University Hospital treating highest number of patients with Covid-19

Cork University Hospital was last night treating more patients with Covid-19 than any other hospital in the country.Picture Denis Minihane.

Cork University Hospital was last night treating more patients with Covid-19 than any other hospital in the country.

Latest figures from the Health Service Executive show that at 8pm last night, 30 people with Covid-19 were being cared for at the hospital.

Four people were receiving intensive care at the hospital’s critical care unit.

Elsewhere in Cork, 14 people with Covid-19 were being cared for at the Mercy University Hospital with two people being treated at the Mercy’s critical care unit.

It comes as latest figures show 1,838 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Cork in the last 14 days (up to October 25).

The 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 per 100,000 population is now 338.6.

Nationally, 349 people with Covid-19 were receiving care at hospitals around the country last night with CUH, Cavan General Hospital and Tallaght General Hospital providing care for 30, 27 and 26 patients respectively.

Figures relating to intensive care show 28 people with Covid-19 were receiving care at critical care units. Twenty-five of these patients were ventilated.

A further 107 people with suspected Covid-19 were receiving hospital care nationally including eight people at Cork hospitals.

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