Sharp rise in Covid cases at Mayo University Hospital

The number of positive Covid case in care at Mayo University Hospital (MUH) has risen by 18 to 98 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest report compiled by the HSE at 8 p.m. yesterday.

MUH's virus figures are 11th highest in the country, the list headed by Cork University Hospital with 162.

Galway University Hospital has 131 positive cases in care.

Seven new cases were admitted to the facility between 8 p.m. yesterday and 8 p.m. on January 16.

The number of suspected cases at the Castlebar facility has increased by two to seven.

There is one confirmed case in the facility's ICU, no change in 24 hours.

Nationally, the number of hospitalised confirmed cases now stands at 1,982, an increase of 110.

The number of patients in intensive care units nationally has risen by seven to 193.

There are three vacant general beds at MUH, up by two, and no vacant critical care beds, down by one.

A total of 95 new confirmed cases in Mayo were revealed by the Health Protection Surveillance yesterday evening to bring the county's total to 2,134 for the past two weeks.

It leaves Mayo with a 14-day incidence rate of 1635.2 - above the national average of 1487.

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