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‘Very large number’ of ICU admissions in last day – NPHET

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has announced that there has been a significant rise in ICU admissions in the last day.

Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group Professor Philip Nolan said that the past day has seen a “very large number” of ICU admissions.

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He stated that 14 people were admitted to ICU in the past day which has brought the total number of ICU cases to 86.

There has also been a slow increase in the number of people who are in ICU from 60 people four weeks ago to an average of 74 over the last week.

The seven-day moving average has also increased from approximately 1,100 coming into October to 1,189 today.

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Hospital admissions have also increased from an average of 40 per day at the beginning of the month to an average of 57 admissions per day.

This also comes as the Department of Health reports a further 2,148 new cases of Covid-19 with 464 patients being treated in hospital, 86 of whom are in ICU.

Since last Wednesday, there have been 63 deaths reported in the country, bringing the total amount of Covid-19 deaths in Ireland to 5,369.

IMAGE – PA Images/”Two nurses transporting a bed down a hospital corridor” is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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