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IMO: Covid Case Rates Creating Health Service "Perfect Storm".

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There are 486 patients in hospital with the virus as of last night, including 75 in intensive care.

The Irish Medical Organisation says the health service is being hit by a "perfect storm" due to the high rates of Covid-19.

It says the next few weeks will be "critical" with GP surgeries, hospitals and ICU units all under "extraordinary pressure".

Case numbers have been above 3 thousand for the last six days in a row.

RCSI Senior Lecturer, Eoghan De Barra says hospitals are facing a challenging period

There are 486 patients in hospital with the virus as of last night, including 75 in intensive care.

Eoghan De Barra, says covid patients are taking up a lot of room in ICU

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