Daily decrease in COVID-19 hospital cases not seen in Cork

Daily decrease in COVID-19 hospital cases not seen in Cork
Pictue Dan Linehan

A daily decrease in the number of patients with confirmed and suspected COVID-19 being treated at hospitals around the country has not been observed in Cork.

Latest national data shows that last night 288 people with COVID-19 and were being cared for at hospitals around the country, down from 303 on Sunday.

However, in Cork the number of people with confirmed COVID-19 being treated at Cork University Hospital (CUH) and the Mercy actually increased from six on Sunday to seven last night.

While there was also a decrease in the number of people with suspected COVID-19 admitted to hospitals around the country, down from 218 on Sunday to 213 last night, this figure remained stable in Cork at nine.

The number of people with COVID-19 who were being treated at critical care units around the country also decreased from 20 on Sunday to 19 last night.

However, the latest data shows this figure did not decrease in Cork, but actually increased from four on Sunday to five last night.

It comes as latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) shows 1,438 cases of COVID-19 had been reported from Cork up to midnight on Saturday night, an increase of ten cases on the previous day.

According to the HPSC report, Cork is one of just 10 counties which reported any increase in the number of COVID-19 cases on Saturday from Friday.

Cork was also the only county in the country to report a double-digit increase in cases.

Dublin, which accounts for almost half of all cases nationally reported three additional cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases reported there to 11,876.

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