MORE than 60 patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 are receiving treatment at acute hospitals in Cork.
The latest data shows that at 8pm last night, 31 people with confirmed COVID-19 were receiving care at Cork University Hospital (CUH), while 13 patients were on site at the Mercy Hospital.
An additional 18 people with suspected COVID-19 were also receiving care at Cork hospitals, nine at CUH and nine at the Mercy.
Ten patients with confirmed COVID-19 were being treated at critical care units in Cork; six at CUH, three at the Mercy and one at the Bon Secours.
A further two patients with suspected COVID-19 were being treated at CUH and the Mercy.
Nationally, 846 patients with confirmed COVID-19 were being treated at 29 acute hospitals around the country last night, in addition to 355 patients with suspected COVID-19.
Beaumont Hospital had the highest number of patients with confirmed COVID-19 on-site with 137 patients. It was followed by the Mater with 85 and St James’s Hospital with 81 patients.
The latest figures show a total of 142 patients with confirmed COVID-19 and 27 people with suspected COVID-19 were receiving care in critical care units around the country yesterday.
According to the latest HSE Operations report, 1,984 general beds were vacant yesterday at hospitals around the country including 78 at the Mercy and 46 at CUH.
A total of 127 critical care beds were available nationally, including eight at the Bon Secours hospital in Cork, three at CUH and two at the Mercy.