COVID-19 latest: no daily increase in reported cases in Cork

COVID-19 latest: no daily increase in reported cases in Cork

There has been no daily increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 reported in Cork. Picture Denis Minihane.

There has been no daily increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 reported in Cork.

The latest report from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) shows that 1,529 cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Cork up to Saturday.

The same figure was reported on Friday.

Analysis of the HPSC daily reports show that just 15 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cork in the week between May 30th and June 6th.

Cork continues to account for around 6 per cent of all cases nationally, a figure that has remained stable.

The HPSC report also provides a regional breakdown of clusters or outbreaks of COVID-19 around the country.

It shows that 136 clusters or outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported in the HSE South region which comprises Cork and Kerry.

Twenty of these have been identified in residential institutions, 12 in hospitals, 10 in nursing homes, eight in workplaces and six in community hospital/long-stay units.

Eighty outbreaks have been reported from an “other” category which includes all locations other than residential facilities, acute hospitals and workplaces such as in the community, extended family, travel-related, hotels, private houses, and all other locations.

Meanwhile, the latest HSE data shows that 115 people with COVID-19 are being cared for at hospitals around the country including seven people in Cork.

Five people with COVID-19 are being cared for at Cork University Hospital (CUH) while two people are being treated at the Mercy University Hospital.

A further two people with suspected COVID-19 are being cared for at the Mercy.

Thirty-four people with COVID-19 are receiving round the clock care at critical care units around Ireland.

This includes six people in Cork who are receiving intensive care across CUH, the Mercy and the Bon Secours hospitals.

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