IRELAND has seen its highest five-day average of Covid-19 cases since February with 1,377 new cases today.
There are 78 patients in Ireland’s hospitals with Covid-19, 22 of whom are in intensive care settings.
At Letterkenny University Hospital, there were five Covid-19 patients at 8pm on Friday with another three suspected cases on site.
Figures show that there are no general beds available at LUH with two ICU beds vacant.
“Our incidence has now rise to over 180 per 100,000 cases,” Deputy Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn said.
“And we’re reporting a five-day average of cases of over 880 per day.”
Public health officials are repairing high incidence rates in people aged 16-30 with increasing numbers in hospitals.
Although 60 per cent of the adult population is fully vaccinated, Glynn said: “We still have over two-and-a-half million adults and children who are not fully protected through vaccination. That is a big reservoir of people who are vulnerable over the weeks to come.”
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) July 17, 2021