First Case Of COVID-19 At Region’s Main Hospital In Almost A Month

Unisveristy Hospital Limerick
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The HSE says one person is being treated for COVID-19 at the region’s main hospital.

It’s the first time since the beginning of July that a patient has been admitted at University Hosptial Limerick, despite the growing number of cases in recent weeks.


The latest data from the HSE, which is accurate up until 8 o’clock last night, shows there are now 13 patients receiving treatment for COVID-19 at hospitals across the country.

Five of these patients are in intensive care, three of whom are on ventilators.

For the first time since July 2nd, one patient is being treated at University Hospital Limerick for the virus.

But the latest data shows that there are a further 22 suspected cases, where patients are undergoing tests for the virus.

The health service has also reported that there are no vacant beds at the Dooradoyle facility.

It comes as the number of cases of Covid-19 continue to rise, with 46 new cases recorded nationally yesterday, 7 of those in Clare.