COVID-19 latest: 20 people being treated in Cork hospitals

COVID-19 latest: 20 people being treated in Cork hospitals

Twenty people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were last night receiving care at hospitals across Cork including nine people at the Mercy University Hospital. Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger

Twenty people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were last night receiving care at hospitals across Cork.

Data from the HSE show that at 8pm last night, four people with confirmed COVID-19 and seven people with suspected COVID-19 were being treated at Cork University Hospital (CUH).

At the Mercy University Hospital, two people with confirmed COVID-19 and seven people with suspected COVID-19 were receiving care.

Thirty-six people with COVID-19 were being treated at critical care units around the country yesterday, including six people at hospitals in Cork.

The HSE report also shows that nine critical care beds were vacant at Cork hospitals.

It comes as latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) show that there has been a small increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 reported in Cork.

A total of 1,517 cases had been reported in the county up to May 31st, an increase of just three cases on the previous day.

Cork was one of 12 counties to report an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases between May 30th and 31st.

Decreases in cases were reported from four counties, with the figures remaining stable in 10 counties.

The HPSC report shows that Cork now accounts for just over 6 per cent of all cases reported nationally.

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