COVID-19 latest: No increase in reported clusters in region in more than a week

COVID-19 latest: No increase in reported clusters in region in more than a week
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There has been no increase in the number of clusters or cases of COVID-19 being reported from Cork.

The latest report from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) shows that up to June 1st, 135 clusters of COVID-19 had been notified in the HSE South region, which comprises Cork and Kerry.

This figure has not increased in over a week.

Of the 135 clusters identified in the region, 19 were reported from residential institutions, 12 from hospitals, 10 from nursing homes, eight from workplaces and six were from community hospital/long-stay facilities.

The remainder have been reported from an ‘other’ category which includes all outbreak locations other than residential facilities, acute hospitals and workplaces.

The latest report also shows 1,517 cases of COVID-19 had been reported from Cork up to June 1st, a figure that had not increased since the previous day.

Cork was one of 16 counties that did not report any increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases being reported between May 31st and June 1st.

Cork now accounts for around 6 per cent of all the cases of COVID-19 reported nationally. 

Meanwhile, HSE figures show that last night 153 people with COVID-19 and 229 people with suspected COVID-19 were being treated at hospitals around the country.

Thirty-seven patients were at critical care units 13 hospitals.

In Cork, six people with COVID-19 and five people with suspected COVID-19 were being cared for at Cork University Hospital (CUH) and the Mercy University Hospital (MUH).

Six people with COVID-19 were receiving treatment across critical care units at CUH, MUH, and the Bon Secours hospital.

There was just one vacant critical care bed in Cork hospitals.

Six general beds were available.

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