UHG has Ireland’s highest number of COVID patients for sixth day running

Galway Daily news UHG is the second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today

University Hospital Galway has the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the country for the sixth day in a row.

The latest HSE figures show that there were 32 confirmed cases at UHG as of Friday night, one fewer than the day prior, and five more than any other hospital.

The number of cases at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has also increased again to seven patients.

There are also eight COVID patients in the ICU at University Hospital Galway, and one at the intensive care unit at Portiuncula.

Nationwide there were 311 cases in Irish hospitals as of Friday night, of which 59 are being treated in intensive care units.

A further 1,875 new cases were reported by NPHET yesterday. Ireland is now ranked ‘dark red’ by the European Centres for Disease Control due to the high incidence rate.

This is the highest level of risk category in the ECDC rankings, set for countries which have a two week incidence rate of more than 500 cases per 100,000 population.