Drop in number of COVID-19 patients in Cork hospitals, 1,077 cases now confirmed here 

Drop in number of COVID-19 patients in Cork hospitals, 1,077 cases now confirmed here 
Latest figures show 1,077 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Cork, with 45 people being treated for the virus at hospitals here on Wednesday night. Pic; Larry Cummins

There’s been a decrease in the number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals in Cork.

A new report from the HSE shows that last night (Wednesday, April 22nd), 45 people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were being cared for at hospitals in the city, down from 50 the previous day.

Thirty-two people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were being treated at Cork University Hospital (CUH) while 13 people were being cared for at the Mercy.

Ten patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were receiving round the clock care across the critical care units at CUH, the Mercy, and the Bon Secours.

The operational report showed that there were 13 critical care beds available in Cork hospitals with 110 general hospital beds available across CUH and the Mercy.

Meanwhile, the latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows that up to midnight on Monday night (April 20th), 1,077 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Cork, up from 1,053 the previous day.

Cork accounts for 6.8 per cent of all cases nationally.

It shows 57 clusters or outbreaks of COVID-19 have now been reported in the HSE South region, which includes Cork and Kerry.

There’s been a jump in the number of clusters or outbreaks being reported in residential institutions in the region, with this figure increasing from seven to 10 in one day.

Despite national increases in the number of clusters/outbreaks being reported in nursing home settings, this figure has remained stable in the HSE South region, with three such clusters or outbreaks reported.

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