Significant fall in Covid numbers at Mayo University Hospital

The number of confirmed Covid cases in care at Mayo University Hospital (MUH) has dropped by 19 to 74 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest report compiled by the HSE at 8 p.m. yesterday.

MUH's virus figures are now the 12th highest in the country, the list headed by St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, with 119.

Galway University Hospital has 83 positive cases in care, a fall of 15.

One new case was admitted to the Castlebar facility between 8 p.m. yesterday and 8 p.m. on January 25.

There are two suspected cases at the centre, a drop of four, and three confirmed cases are in the facility's ICU, no change.

Nationally, the number of hospitalised confirmed cases now stands at 1,689, a decrease of 114.

The number of patients in intensive care units nationally has dropped by two to 215.

There is one vacant general beds at MUH, no change, and two vacant critical care beds, no change.

A total of 31 new confirmed cases were identified in Mayo by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre yesterday evening, bringing the total to 1,093 for the past two weeks.

It leaves the county with a 14-day incidence rate of 841.1 - the fifth highest in the country and above the national average of 721.1.