Drop in number of patients being treated for COVID-19 at Cork hospitals

Drop in number of patients being treated for COVID-19 at Cork hospitals
Emergency Department, CUH, Cork. 

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

Latest data from the Health Service Executive (HSE) shows that as of 8pm last night, 51 people with either confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were being treated at hospitals in Cork including 42 people with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 and nine people with suspected COVID-19.

Of the confirmed cases, 31 were being treated at Cork University Hospital with 11 being treated at the Mercy.

Three people with suspected COVID-19 were being treated at CUH with six people with suspected COVID-19 being treated at the Mercy.

The figure is a significant drop on the number of cases receiving treatment at Cork hospitals which was reported in recent days.

Data from the HSE shows that on Thursday night, 63 patients with either confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were being treated at hospitals in Cork.

This fell to 57 on Friday night, before dropping to 51 on Saturday night, and the overall figure remained the same last night- although there are small differences in the locations where patients were being treated and the number of confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19.

The latest data also shows that 10 people with confirmed COVID-19 were being treated in critical care units in Cork last night; six of these people were being cared for at CUH, three at the Mercy and one at the Bon Secours.

One patient with suspected COVID-19 was also being treated in critical care at CUH.

Overall, 2,020 general hospital beds were available around the country on Sunday including 77 at the Mercy and eight at CUH.

A total of 142 critical care beds were available, with eight of these available at the Bon Secours in Cork, five in CUH and three in the Mercy.

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