Downward trend in positive Covid figures at Mayo University Hospital continues

A further drop has been recorded in Covid statistics at Mayo University Hospital.

The number of positive cases in care at the facility is down by two to 80, according to the latest report compiled by the HSE at 8 p.m. yesterday.

But a surge of 15 new confirmed cases in between 8 p.m. yesterday and 8 p.m. on January 12 has been noted.

The figure is the 11th highest in the country, the list headed by University Hospital Limerick with 142.

Galway University Hospital has 127 positive cases in care.

The number of suspected cases has dropped by one to seven.

There is one confirmed and one suspected case in the facility's ICU.

Nationally, the number of hospitalised confirmed cases now stands at 1,733, an increase of 47 in 24 hours.

The number of patients in intensive care units has increased by 16 to 174.

There are three vacant general bed at MUH, up by one, and one vacant critical care beds.

A total of 129 new confirmed cases in Mayo were revealed by the Health Protection Surveillance yesterday evening to bring the county's total to 2,203 for the past two weeks.

It leaves Mayo with a 14-day incidence rate of 1688 - above the national average of 1448.8.

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