Number of Covid patients in hospitals has increased by 25% in the past week

The number of Covid patients in hospitals has increased by 25% in the past week.

There’s 1,308 people with the virus today – the highest in more than 13 months.

The Department of Health hasn’t given an update on the number of new cases in Ireland since last Thursday because of the long weekend.

Dr Denis McCauley is Chair of the IMO’s GP committee, believes the increased socialisation over the weekend will make the numbers increase again:

“In the last week, the number of Covid infections has increased by 50%. I think some of the hospital admissions, some of them come in with say a heart attack and they realise that they have Covid also. At the present minute, we’re in a holding position, resisting amount of infections. Numbers are now going up because of socialisation and the numbers in ICU might be beginning to go up also”

 

 


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