The number of COVID-19 patients who have been admitted to Intensive Care in Galway has increased to 14, with growing numbers at UHG.
The latest figures from the HSE show that there were 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Intensive Care Unit at UHG, with two more at Portiuncula Hospital, as of Wednesday night.
There are a further two suspected cases in the ICU at Portiuncula Hospital.
Ms Chris Kane, General Manager of Galway University Hospital, said this week that they are preparing for an “escalation in admissions” in the coming days and weeks, due to the huge number of cases diagnosed in Galway in recent days.
During the first wave of the pandemic, the highest number of people hospitalised at UHG was 18, a number which is vastly overshadowed by recent figures.
Nationwide, the HSE reported 1,897 people in hospital with COVID-19 as of 8pm on Wednesday, of whom 206 are in Intensive Care.
There were a further 148 new confirmed cases reported in Galway yesterday, along with 61 more deaths related to the disease around the country.