COVID-19 latest: 1,126 cases now confirmed in Cork, 40 people in hospital

COVID-19 latest: 1,126 cases now confirmed in Cork, 40 people in hospital

As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Ireland continues to rise, new figures show that 1,126 cases of the disease have now been reported in Cork.Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Ireland continues to rise, new figures show that 1,126 cases of the disease have now been reported in Cork.

The latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre includes cases reported up to midnight on Sunday night (April 26th) and shows there’s been a small increase in the number of cases being reported here in recent days.

According to the report, Cork has reported the third highest number of cases nationally and accounts for 5.8 per cent of all cases reported nationwide. 

Dublin has reported the highest number of confirmed cases with 9,624 cases while Kildare has reported the second highest number of cases with 1,147 cases reported in the county.

The report also provides a regional breakdown of the number of cases of COVID-19 reported amongst healthcare workers as well as the number of confirmed clusters or outbreaks of the disease.

It shows that 320 cases of COVID-19 have been reported among healthcare workers in the HSE South region, which includes Cork and Kerry.

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 hospitals, eight in community hospitals/long-stay units and eight in nursing homes.

Clusters or outbreaks have also been reported which are travel-related or relate to extended family, in workplaces, in a pub and in a hotel.

One community outbreak has also been reported in the region.

Meanwhile, latest HSE data shows that last night (Tuesday, April 28) 40 people with either suspected or confirmed COVID-19 were receiving care at hospitals in Cork.

Twenty people with confirmed COVID-19 and eight people with suspected COVID-19 were admitted to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

A further five people with confirmed COVID-19 and seven people with suspected COVID-19 were being treated at the Mercy Hospital.

Six people were yesterday receiving 24-hour intensive care at critical care units across CUH, the Mercy and the Bon Secours.

The report also provides detail on the number of beds that were available at hospitals around the country.

It shows that yesterday there were 52 general hospital beds available across CUH and the Mercy with 14 critical cared beds available across CUH, the Mercy and the Bon Secours.

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