MUH reports a further drop in positive Covid statistics

The number of positive Covid cases in care at Mayo University Hospital (MUH) has fallen by three to 38 in the past 24 hours.

No new confirmed cases were admitted to the Castlebar facility between 8 p.m. yesterday and 8 p.m. on February 28.

That's according to the latest HSE report from the facility compiled at 8 p.m. yesterday.

MUH's virus figures are the fourth highest in the country, the list headed by the St. James's Hospital, Dublin, with 65.

Galway University Hospital has 12 positive cases in care, no change, while Sligo University Hospital has five, down by two.

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

Nationally, the number of hospitalised confirmed cases now stands at 494, a decrease of 43.

The number of patients in intensive care units nationally is 115, a decrease of 17.

There is one vacant general bed, down by two, and two vacant critical care beds at MUH, a fall of one.

A total 24 new confirmed cases were identified in Mayo by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre yesterday evening, bringing the total to 306 for the past two weeks.

It leaves the county with a 14-day incidence rate of 234.5 - above the national average of 209.8.

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