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Coronavirus Ireland: Eight hospitals treating zero confirmed cases as number of patients continues to drop

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 02/06/2020 William Dunne

Eight hospitals are treating zero confirmed cases of the coronavirus, new figures show.

There were 330 people hospitalised with either confirmed or suspected Covid-19 at 8pm on Monday night - down from 501 seven days earlier.

There were 187 confirmed cases across 29 hospitals at that time.

However, there wasn't one patient with the virus in Tallaght (Children's), Crumlin, Temple Street, University Hospital Kerry, Sligo University Hospital, University Hospital Waterford, Our Lady's Hospital Navan and Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise.

a car parked on a city street: Sligo University Hospital © Provided by Irish Mirror Sligo University Hospital

Just Navan, Mayo, Temple Street and Tallaght (Children's) weren't treating any of the 143 suspected cases on Monday night.

The latest HSE hospital's report shows that The Mater continues to treat the most patients who have contracted the bug with 50.

Tallaght had the next highest with 32, Galway had 12, while Limerick and Beaumont were both treating 11 cases.

Although Crumlin recorded no confirmed cases, there were seven patients there with suspected coronavirus.

In terms of new cases being diagnosed in hospitals, The Mater recorded five in the 24 hours prior to 8pm on Monday.

Beaumont registered two in that time, while Limerick, Drogheda, Tullamore, Kilkenny, Connolly, Cavan and Tallaght (adults) all recorded one new case.

Meanwhile, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre was on Monday informed that one further person with the infection had died.

There have now been a total 1,650 deaths linked to the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

The total number of infections here has now hit 25,062.

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