No Covid cases at CUH critical care unit in over a week

No Covid cases at CUH critical care unit in over a week
Pic; Larry Cummins

There have not been any inpatients with confirmed Covid-19 at the critical care unit at Cork University Hospital in over a week. 

The number of people around the country with Covid-19 receiving hospital care has decreased significantly in recent weeks and the latest figures from the HSE show that there have not been any patients with Covid-19 admitted to the hospital in days.

An analysis of the HSE daily reports shows that there have not been any reports of patients with confirmed Covid-19 at the hospital’s critical care unit since July 14th, while there have been no inpatients with confirmed Covid-19 at the hospital since late last week.

The hospital is however continuing to provide care for a number of people with suspected Covid-19.

At 8pm last night, four people with suspected Covid-19 were being cared for at the hospital.

Elsewhere in Cork, one person with confirmed Covid-19 was receiving treatment at the critical care unit at the Mercy University Hospital while another four people with suspected Covid-19 were also receiving care.

It comes as the latest figures show there has been a small increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 being reported in Cork.

Following three days without any increase in the number of cases reported for the city and county, the latest figures show that three additional cases of Covid-19 were reported in Cork on Monday.

The latest data shows that 1,560 cases of Covid-19 have now been reported from Cork since the beginning of the outbreak, accounting for just over 6 per cent of all cases reported nationally.

Just twenty of these cases were reported up to July 20th.

Nationally, 25,819 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic.

A total of 1,754 people with Covid-19 have died including at least 49 people in Cork.

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