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.

  • The number of Covid patients being treated in hospital is now 60  -the highest number in 3 weeks, and a 36% increased since this day last week.

    16 of these patients are in ICU.

    A breakdown of Covid-19 cases per hospital is still not available, since the cyber attack on the HSE's IT systems.

    Vaccines offer a 'floodwall defence' which should slow down the conversion of delta variant cases to hospitaliations, according to the HSE.

    Concerns have been raised by the Chief Medical Officer about an increase in people with COVID-19 in hospital in the last two weeks.

    Meanwhile, 4.5 million vaccines will have been administered in Ireland by the end of today.

    HSE CEO Paul Reid says more than 100,000 doses have been administered so far this week.

    Today, the registration for an mRNA vaccine opens for 34-year-olds on the HSE portal.


  • 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.

  • The Taoiseach is appealing to the public to keep following Covid-19 guidelines, no matter how tired people are of the pandemic.

    The Delta variant has led to an 88 per cent increase in cases here over the past week - with a rise in every county.

    1,110 new cases were reported yesterday.

    Every county has seen an increase in cases over the past week, according to the deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn, who's warning that 16-30 year olds are particularly impacted at present.

    Dr Glynn says the increase in case numbers is translating into increased numbers of Covid patients in hospital.

    Mayo University Hospital now has the second-highest number of Covid-positive patients.

    Letterkenny has the highest at 14 patients, with 13 Covid-positive patients now at Mayo University Hospital - down from 15 yesterday.

    There are currently 4 patients with Covid being treated in both Sligo and Galway University Hospitals, and 2 at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinsloe.

  • 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