COVID-19: 23 people receiving care at Cork hospitals

COVID-19: 23 people receiving care at Cork hospitals

23 people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were last night (Tuesday, May 12th) receiving care at hospitals in the city. Pic; Larry Cummins

Twenty-three people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were last night (Tuesday, May 12th) receiving care at hospitals in the city. 

New HSE figures show five people with confirmed COVID-19 and seven people with suspected COVID-19 were being treated at Cork University Hospital (CUH).

One person with confirmed COVID-19 and ten people with suspected COVID-19 were receiving care at the Mercy University Hospital.

Five people with either confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were being treated at critical care units across CUH, the Mercy and the Bon Secours.

Nationally, there’s been a decrease in the number of people who have been receiving hospital care related to the disease.

A total of 487 people with confirmed COVID-19 were in hospitals around the country last night in addition to 277 people with suspected COVID-19.

Eighty-seven people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were in critical care units, of which 51 people were ventilated.

It comes as the latest data shows that 1,234 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Cork since the beginning of the outbreak (up to Sunday, May 10th).

Cork now accounts for 5.3 per cent of all cases reported nationally.

A total of 23,242 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Ireland, and 1,488 people with COVID-19 have died. 

Estimates published last week suggest around 78 per cent of people who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 up to then had recovered.

As of midnight on Monday, 258,808 tests for COVID-19 have been carried out around the country, including at test centres in Cork.

Over the past week, 44,047 tests were carried out and of these 1,466 were positive, giving a positivity rate of 3.3 per cent.

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