Covid-19 latest: decrease in hospitalised cases in Cork 

Covid-19 latest: decrease in hospitalised cases in Cork 
Pic; Larry Cummins

There’s been a small decrease in the number of people with Covid-19 receiving hospital care in Cork.

Latest figures from the HSE show that 75 people with Covid-19 were in hospitals around the country last night, down from 105 the previous day.

In Cork, seven people were being cared for at Cork University Hospital and the Mercy Hospital, down from eight on Tuesday.

There has also been a decrease in the number of people with Covid-19 admitted to critical care units around the country.

Last night 29 people were receiving round the clock intensive care at 12 hospitals.

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

Meanwhile, latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows 1,531 cases of Covid-19 had been reported in Cork up to Monday night since the beginning of the outbreak, an increase of three cases on the previous day.

While it is not known how many of these patients have recovered, the latest estimates suggest that in the region of 92 per cent of people diagnosed with Covid-19 since the beginning of the outbreak have recovered.

1,650 people with Covid-19 have died,  including more than 40 people in Cork.

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