COVID-19: Slight increase in patients hospitalised in Galway

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The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 in Galway has increased in the latest figures from the HSE.

As of Tuesday night there were 13 confirmed cases in Galway’s acute hospitals, up from 10 the day before.

There were seven patients at University Hospital Galway, and six confirmed cases at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

Three suspected cases also remained at UHG, for which test results were awaited, but there were none at Portiuncula.

While overall patient numbers are up, there has been a slight decline in the number of serious cases in Intensive Care.

There are four patients in the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital Galway, and two at Portiuncula Hospital.

Nationwide there were 172 people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Ireland as of yesterday evening, of whom 47 were in the ICU.

A further ten new cases were reported in Galway yesterday, out 390 notified nationwide along with 11 deaths nationally.