More than 90 cases of Covid-19 reported from community hospitals and long stay units in Cork

More than 90 cases of Covid-19 reported from community hospitals and long stay units in Cork

More than 90 cases of Covid-19 have been reported from community hospitals and long stay units in Cork since the beginning of the outbreak. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

More than 90 cases of Covid-19 have been reported from community hospitals and long stay units in Cork since the beginning of the outbreak.

Details revealed to the Echo under the Freedom of Information Act show 92 cases of Covid-19 were identified in community hospitals or long-stay units in Cork up to May 15th.

The data also shows that 192 people with Covid-19 had been inpatients in acute or general hospitals in Cork up to May 15th.

Data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) shows that 1,352 cases of Covid-19 had been reported in Cork up to midnight on that date, while an analysis of data from the Central Statistics Office shows that more than 40 Covid-19 related deaths had also been reported in Cork up to May 15th.

The most up to date information now shows that 1,532 cases of Covid-19 had been reported in Cork up to Tuesday, an increase of 180 cases since mid-May.

The volume of new cases of the disease being reported here has continued to decline in recent days.

On Wednesday night, seven people with Covid-19 were being cared for at Cork University Hospital (CUH) and the Mercy Hospital.

Six people were being cared for at critical care units across CUH, the Mercy and the Bon Secours Hospital.

It is not known if there are any active cases of Covid-19 in community hospitals or long-stay units in Cork.

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