In what could be described as a significant milestone in the Covid-19 outbreak, for the first time in weeks, there are no patients with confirmed Covid-19 receiving care at hospitals in Cork.
According to Paul Reid, CEO of the HSE, last night there were six positive cases of Covid-19 in hospitals in Ireland, down from a peak of 879.
Four people were being treated at critical care units down from 160 at the peak.
An analysis of the HSE’s Daily Operations Updates shows that there were no patients with confirmed Covid-19 at the Mercy University Hospital last night while there have not been any patients with confirmed Covid-19 at Cork University Hospital (CUH) since July 16th.
However, seven people with suspected Covid-19 were receiving care across the two hospitals with five patients being cared for at CUH and two patients being treated at the Mercy University Hospital.
It comes as the latest figures show that up to July 27th, 1,563 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Cork since the beginning of the outbreak.
Twenty-three of these cases have been reported since the beginning of the month.
Fifty people with confirmed Covid-19 in Cork have died since the start of the pandemic.
Nationally, 25,942 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland since the beginning of the outbreak and 1,764 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported.