Forty-eight people were last night (Monday, April 27) receiving care for either confirmed or suspected COVID-19 at hospitals in Cork city.
Figures contained in a new HSE report show that at 8pm last night, 25 people with confirmed COVID-19 and ten people with suspected COVID-19 were being cared for at Cork University Hospital (CUH).
Seven people with confirmed COVID-19 and six people with suspected COVID-19 were being treated at the Mercy Hospital.
The operations report showed that six people with COVID-19 were receiving round the clock care at critical care units across CUH, the Mercy and the Bon Secours.
The report also gives an insight into the availability of hospital beds in Cork hospitals and shows that yesterday, 56 general beds were available to patients across the Mercy and CUH.
Fourteen beds were available in critical care units across CUH, the Mercy and the Bon Secours.
It comes as latest data shows that 1,125 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Cork up to midnight on Saturday night (April 25), up from 1,047 the previous Saturday.
The figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) show that Cork now accounts for 5.9 per cent of all cases nationwide, and the county has the third highest number of cases nationally.
Dublin has reported the highest number of cases in the country with 9,532, while 1,127 cases have been reported in Kildare.
The HPSC report also provides a regional breakdown of cases reported among healthcare workers and of clusters or outbreaks of COVID-19.
It shows that the 309 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among healthcare workers in the HSE South region which includes Cork and Kerry up to midnight on Saturday.
Eighty-seven clusters or outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported in the region with 25 of these in private houses, 14 in residential institutions, 11 in hospital settings.
Eight clusters or outbreaks have been reported in nursing home settings with another eight reported in community hospital/long-stay institution settings.
The remainder of these clusters or outbreaks have been reported across a number of categories including extended families, workplaces, and travel-related cases.