Visiting restrictions are in place in certain areas of Mayo University Hospital due to an outbreak of Covid-19 currently in the hospital.

There are currently 16 patients with Covid being treated at the Castlebar hospital - the highest figure nationally.

CEO of the Saolta hospital group Tony Canavan said a number of patients were identified with the virus over the weekend, as Ireland is hit by a 4th wave of the virus.

There are 6 confirmed Covid cases at Sligo University Hospital, 12 in Letterkenny and 3 at Galway University Hospital.

Speaking with Midwest Radio's Michael D McAndrew, Tony Canavan said the situation at Mayo University Hospital  reflects the increasing number of Covid-positive patients in hospitals across the region.....

 

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