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Decrease in Covid hospital figures nationally but increase of those in ICU

There is no change in the status of the two patients who are being treated for Covid-19 in Portlaoise Hospital.

The two remain in Critical Care Units, the latest figures pertaining to the hospital as of 8pm last night show.

Yesterday, the hospital was also caring for a ‘suspected case’ but there are no suspected cases there at present.

The Covid-19 Daily Operations Update shows that there are 12 vacant general beds in Portlaoise but no available critical care beds.

It also shows that nationally there are now 88 people in hospital being treated for Coronavirus.

This is a drop of six people from the same time yesterday.

The number has been steadily rising since the start of September and this is one of the rare decreases in that time.

It is still well below the almost 900 that were in hospitals in the middle of April.

Nationally, there are 17 patients being treated in Critical Care Units and nine of these are on ventilators.

A further six suspected cases are in Critical Care Units with four of these on ventilators.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.