76 people suspected of having Covid-19 await results at Limerick hospital - the largest figure in an Irish hospital

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There are currently 12 people who are confirmed to have Covid-19 being treated at University Hospital Limerick

SEVENTY-six people suspected of having Covid-19 are currently awaiting test results at University Hospital Limerick.

New figures released by the HSE which account for the situation up to 8pm on Tuesday reveal that this is the largest number of suspected cases in a hospital in the country.

 St James’ Hospital in Dublin has the next highest number of suspected cases with 24 people awaiting test results.

There are currently 12 people who are confirmed to have Covid-19 being treated at University Hospital Limerick.

There were no new confirmed cases in the hospital on Tuesday.

As of 6.30pm on Tuesday there were two patients with Covid-19 in the intensive care unit at the Limerick hospital with four patients suspected of having the condition also receiving care in the unit.

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Limerick stands at 581.

Meanwhile, there were 25 people waiting on trolleys in the emergency department of University Hospital Limerick this Wednesday morning.