Limerick intensive care unit without a confirmed Covid-19 case for the ninth day in-a-row

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

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There are currently five patients confirmed to have Covid-19 in UHL

THERE are no patients confirmed to have Covid-19 in the intensive care unit at University Hospital Limerick for the ninth day in-a-row.

Tuesday of last week is the last time there were confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the unit when there were two patients receiving treatment.

However, there are four patients suspected of having the virus in the unit. These figures account for the situation up to 6.30pm on Thursday. 

A total of five people confirmed to have Covid-19 are currently receiving treatment at UHL. There was no new confirmed case in the hospital on Thursday. There are 58 people suspected of having the virus awaiting test results at the hospital. This is the largest number of suspected cases in a hospital in the country.

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Limerick decreased by one to 583 on Thursday. The map on the Government’s website which details the number of confirmed cases in each county lists Limerick as having 583 confirmed cases. On Wednesday night that number stood at 584.

In terms of reductions or increases to figures, a Department of Health spokesperson said: "It is common for figures to be revised upward or down for a number of reasons, including a change to location information."

Meanwhile, there were 17 people waiting on trolleys in UHL this Friday morning - 12 in the ED and five in wards elsewhere in the hospital. This is the largest number in a hospital in the country.