Covid-19 hospital cases

  • The number of Covid-19 patients in public hospitals has dropped below 150, for the first time in nearly seven months.

    The figure fell to 148 last night - the lowest since October 6th - while there are 47 patients in intensive care.

    There are still two Covid patients being treated at Mayo University Hospital, with 12 at GUH, 7 at Portiuncla Hospital and one at Sligo University Hospital.

    426 new cases of the virus and 10 deaths were reported yesterday.

    4 of the 10 deaths occurred this month.

    In relation to new cases of the virus, there were 19 new cases in Galway, 6 in Mayo, and less than 5 in counties Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim.

    Across the country, 153 Covid patients are in hospital, of which 47 are in ICU.

    The 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population is now at 122.

    Leitrim is the only Connacht county with a 14-day rate higher than the national average.

  • A record number of people with Covid-19 are being treated in Irish hospitals today.

    There are 921 patients on wards - up from 817 yesterday morning - and includes 76 people in ICU with the virus.

    The latest available figures show  51 patients with Covid are being treated at Mayo University Hospital, and 67 at University Hospital Galway.

    There are no Covid patients being treated in the ICU unit in Castlebar at present.

    Meanwhile, the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has tested positive for the virus.

    Minister McEntee, who's pregnant, is isolating and working remotely.

  • 315 people with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals today - up 9 since yesterday morning - with 43 people being treated in ICU with the virus.

    In this region, there are 9 patients with confirmed Covid-19 being treated at Mayo University Hospital, 13 at University Hospital Galway, 7 at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe and 2 confirmed cases at Sligo University Hospital.

    It comes as the estimated national 14-day incidence rate has fallen by a quarter of its peak last month to 228 per 100,000 people.

    Cavan, Meath & Westmeath have the highest rates, while Sligo, Galway and Roscommon all have incidence rates above the national average.

    Mayo's 14-day rate is now at 214 per 100,000 people, and Leitrim has the lowest rate nationally at 84.

    Last night, the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan urged people to continue their efforts to maintain the downward trend of case numbers over the past week