COVID-19 latest: One in six people in critical care units being treated in Cork

COVID-19 latest: One in six people in critical care units being treated in Cork

Six people with COVID-19 were receiving intensive care across hospitals in Cork last night including three people at CUH. Pic; Larry Cummins

One-sixth of people with COVID-19 admitted to critical care units around the country are being treated in Cork.

Latest HSE figures show that last night 36 people with COVID-19 were receiving round the clock care at critical care units at 13 hospitals around Ireland.

Twenty-six of these patients were ventilated.

The HSE report shows that six people with COVID-19 were receiving intensive care across Cork University Hospital, the Mercy Hospital, and the Bon Secours Hospital 

At 8pm last night, 170 people with confirmed COVID-19 were being treated at hospitals around Ireland including seven people at Cork University Hospital and the Mercy.

A further six people with suspected COVID-19 were being cared for at hospitals in Cork. 

It comes as latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) shows that 1,477 cases of COVID-19 had been reported from Cork up to midnight on Friday night, an increase of five cases on the previous day and 49 on the previous week.

Cork now accounts for almost 6 per cent of all cases reported nationally.

It has the eighth-lowest cumulative incidence rate of confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population notified in Ireland.

More than 40 people in Cork who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the beginning of the outbreak have died.

While figures are not available on how many of the 1,477 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Cork have recovered, last week the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) said around 90 per cent of all cases reported nationally have recovered.

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