COVID-19: ICU numbers steady amid outbreak at UHG

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University Hospital Galway is still treating the largest number of COVID-19 patients in the country following an outbreak, but critical care numbers have not increased.

There were 33 confirmed cases at UHG as of Tuesday night in the latest HSE figures, two more than the day before almost nine more than any other hospital.

There has still been no change in the number of COVID patients being treated in the intensive care unit at UHG however, which remains at seven

At Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe there are five confirmed cases, one fewer than Monday night.

Two of the patients at Portiuncula have been admitted to the ICU for critical care.

University Hospital Galway is also the most overcrowded in the country overall today, with 34 general patients admitted who are without a bed.

Figures from the INMO also show that there are four patients in the Emergency Department at Portiuncula who are on trolleys.

Nationwide, there 310 COVID patients in Irish hospitals, with another 42 admitted in the 24 hours prior. Of these 55 are being treated in intensive care units.