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307 Covid-19 Patients In Irish Hospitals Today

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Decrease of 11 in 24 hours

307 Covid-19 patients are being treated in Irish hospitals today, following a decrease of 11 in the past 24 hours.

The drop follows the figure rising to its highest since March, over the weekend.

Latest figures show 31 Covid-19 patients are being treated in Galway University Hospital - the highest in the country.

60 Covid-19 patients are being treated in the country's hospitals' intensive care units, with approximately half of those under the age of 55.

The number of people in ICU with Covid-19 is at its highest level in more than four months.

The Chief Medical Officer says 32 people have been admitted to intensive care in the past week alone.

1,592 new cases of the virus were reported yesterday.

Former Head of the Intensive Care Society, Catherine Motherway, says admissions to ICU will rise for a number of weeks:

Elsewhere, according to the Irish Midwives & Nurses Organisation's Trolley Watch figures, 255 patients were waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning.

14 patients were on trolleys in Naas General Hospital.



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