PORTLAOISE Hospital is almost full but there were no Covid-19 patients last night, for the first time in 11 days.
Today’s HSE figures show that there was one confirmed Covid-19 patient in Portlaoise yesterday morning but the patient no longer required acute hospital care by 2pm. For the rest of the day up to 8pm last night, there were no confirmed or suspected cases at the hospital for the first time since 19 July.
Today’s HSE report shows that there were only three vacant general beds at Portlaoise Hospital last night, while two beds were available in the intensive care unit (ICU).
The HSE daily report records the number of confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases each day in acute hospitals nationwide, including the numbers admitted to ICUs.
However, under data protection, the report does not disclose information on patient outcomes in specific hospitals, including deaths, recoveries or transfers to nursing homes and step-down care. These details are provided only in terms of overall national figures.
Today’s report shows that there were only four confirmed Covid-19 patients in hospital ICUs nationwide at 8pm last night. There were no hospital deaths from Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours. However, one confirmed Covid-19 patient died in hospital in the 24 hours up to 8pm on Wednesday 29 July.
The four hospitals with one confirmed Covid-19 patient each in ICUs last night were Beaumont, Sligo, Tallaght and the Mater Hospital, Dublin.