Public hospitals across Galway now treating 100 patients with Covid

GALWAY city and county has the third highest daily number of Covid cases in the country this week and it also ranks number three for the total number of cases to date at 75,092.

As of early Tuesday morning, there were 100 patients being treated for Covid-19 in Galway’s public hospitals.

Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has seen its numbers jump from 24 to 36 in just five days, while there are now 60 confirmed cases in University Hospital Galway (UHG).

There are two patients with Covid-19 in ICU in UHG and three in ICU in Portiuncula Hospital. Both hospitals are treating several suspected cases as well.

In addition to Covid, both hospitals are trying to cope with significant flu outbreaks on wards and management has put strict visiting restrictions in place in a bid to curb the spread of infection.

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