COVID-19: Cases in the ICU hit 20 in Galway

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The number of patients in Intensive Care with COVID-19 in Galway has reached 20 according to the latest HSE.

As of 8pm Thursday there were 18 confirmed cases in the ICU at University Hospital Galway, and 2 at Portiuncula.

There are a further two suspected cases in Intensive Care at Portiuncula Hospital.

UHG has the second highest level of COVID patients in the ICU in the country, tied with UH Limerick and exceeded only by St. James’, which has 22.

There were no critical care beds left available at either Galway hospital at the time of this count.

In total, there were 131 patients hospitalised in Galway as of Thursday night, 120 at UHG and 11 at Portiuncula.

Galway saw a further 132 new cases reported yesterday, out of 2,608 nationwide. A further 51 deaths related to the disease were also notified.