The CEO of the Saolta Hospital Group says there are very serious concerns about the number of critical cases of the coronavirus.
3,235 people now have the infection here and 71 people have lost their lives.
113 patients are in ICU and there are 24 clusters in nursing homes nationwide.
Tony Canavan says while the number of deaths is very low in the West at the moment he says we are heading for a very difficult week.
Mr. Canavan the spread of the virus in nursing homes is of huge concern and admits delays in testing is still a huge problem.