Number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals tops 800

Latest figures from the Health Service Executive present the quantity of patients being handled in hospital for Covid-19 has elevated from 776 yesterday night to 817 immediately.

Of the 73 patients in ICU, 38 are on ventilators.

Since the pandemic started, the very best quantity of hospitalisations with Covid-19 was 881, recorded in mid April final yr.

And on the peak that very same month, there have been 155 patients in ICU.

The hospitals at present with probably the most instances are Beaumont, Cork University Hospital, University Hospital Limerick and St Vincent's Hospital.

The Health Service Executive stated that that 37 grownup ICU beds are at present accessible in the general public well being system and there are a complete of 280 ICU grownup beds open and staffed.

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There are 54 confirmed instances of Covid-19 at University hospital Limerick, up from 47 yesterday, and a further 33 suspected instances of the virus.

There are eight patients with Covid-19 in the hospital's intensive care unit.

The UL Hospitals Group acquired a batch of Covid-19 vaccines yesterday and plans on administering 300 doses per day to all healthcare employees in the group, in addition to to the HSE Mid-West Community healthcare organisation and in different healthcare settings.

The group stated a community of peer vaccinators has been skilled to manage the vaccines to employees.

This shall be initially to these straight concerned in affected person care, together with nursing, medical, healthcare assistants, allied well being professionals and help employees.

There are 47 confirmed instances of Covid-19 being handled at Galway University hospital with 5 suspected instances and 4 patients in ICU.

The Saolta University Health Care Group has begun a vaccination programme for workers and 540 employees members have to date acquired the vaccine.

Clinics are persevering with this week and past to get all employees vaccinated as shortly as attainable.

Staff at Tallaght University Hospital in Dublin have begun receiving their Covid-19 vaccinations, with plans to ship the primary dose of the vaccine to all employees in the subsequent two weeks.

Arthroplasty Nurse Specialist Louise Power was the primary member of employees on the hospital to obtain the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine.

Louise Power receives the vaccination from colleague Vivienne Dick, Clinical Nurse Facilitator 

The hospital's CEO stated the workforce in TUH have labored onerous to start the supply of the vaccination programme.

Lucy Nugent urged the general public to help healthcare employees by sticking to the general public well being tips.

Additional reporting Cathy Halloran

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