No confirmed Covid-19 patients being treated at University Hospital Waterford
University Hospital Waterford has got zero confirmed cases of coronavirus on-site, according to the latest HSE daily operations report.
The figures show that the hospital had no confirmed case of the virus on-site at 8pm on Sunday, June 7. The positive news is in line with a falling number of hospital admissions as a result of Covid-19 across the country.
Minister for Health Simon Harris revealed on Monday morning that just 122 patients with confirmed cases of coronavirus were being treated in the country's hospitals.
Today is a good day for Ireland. The number of #Covid19 patients in ICU has reduced to 34, number of patients with #Covid19 in hospital has fallen to a low of 122. We take an important step with the beginning of Phase 2. To keep moving forward, stick with the advice. Stay safe— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) June 8, 2020
The latest HSE figures do, however, reveal that there are a further 133 suspected cases of the virus in hospitals across the country, including eight in Waterford.
Testing is still taking place daily on-site in hospitals to get a full picture of the situation in those settings. The numbers of cases have been falling steadily now since mid-May.
Just 34 patients are now being treated in ICU departments around the country as a result of Covid-19. There are a further 11 patients with suspected cases of Covid-19 in ICU.
There are no patients with Covid-19 in receiving critical care in University Hospital Waterford.
There are 707 vacant general beds in the country's hospitals as well as 112 vacant critical care beds.