The lost of people now in hospital across the country fighting Covid has topped 2,000 for the first time.
Of these, a total of more than 400 people are receiving “high grade” ventilation and respiratory support.
In a tweet, CEO of the HSE Paul Reid said the HSE’s national critical care surge plans have been activated and health care staff are “working really hard to remain in control.”
The Chief Medical Officer has described the situation in the country’s hospitals as “stark” and said people should not go into work this week if they can work from home.
Dr Tony Holohan said that the levels of infection are such “that your chances of transmitting or getting Covid-19 are very high, and we know that a proportion of those cases will lead to serious illness and mortality.”
He called on employers to facilitate employees to work remotely.
Yesterday, the Department of Health reported 13 additional deaths and another 2,944 cases due to Covid-19.Tags: