LUH bucks national trend with Covid admissions

 

 

The number of patients with Covid-19 in public hospitals has continued to fall, and has reached its lowest point in 111 days.

However the number of infectious cases at Letterkenny University Hospital has increased slightly in recent days.

There are currently 8 patients being treated at the hospital one in ICU.

The latest data from the National Public Health Emergency team shows 400 more people have contracted the virus, 17 of them in Donegal.

Seven more patients have died.

The five-day average for new infections in the Republic is down 23 per cent since last week.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says previous calls by lobbyists for a faster reopening has had a direct impact on the health system: