Tuesday, July 12, 2022

By Keith Bourke

A total of 51 people with Covid-19 are being treated at Mayo University Hospital (MUH), according to the HSE. There were no confirmed cases being treated in the intensive care unit.

A total of 51 people with Covid-19 are being treated at Mayo University Hospital (MUH), according to the HSE

The MUH figures were the highest in the West with 48 Covid patients at Galway University Hospital and 29 at Sligo University Hospital.

MUH recently confirmed it was dealing with a Covid outbreak in one ward. This led to restrictions on visitor access and the cancelling of inpatient elective procedures.

The number of people with Covid in hospitals nationwide has risen to more than 1,000 for the first time since April. As of 8am yesterday, there were 1,055 patients with the virus in hospital — an increase of 68 at the same time on Sunday. Of these, 38 people are in ICU.

The HSE has said Covid-19 cases should peak over the next week or so and reduce but that there will be a time lag before the situation in hospitals eases.

Meanwhile, Mayo had one of the lowest 14-day incidence rates (PCR confirmed cases) per 100,000, according to the latest data. The 14-day rate in Mayo was 500.4 per 100,000, with only counties Roscommon, Cavan, and Monaghan recording a lower figure.

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