Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the HSE Paul Reid has said the current situation in Irish hospitals is “grim”, and said the HSE is calling for an urgent change in behaviour from the people.
The update comes as the Department of Health has confirmed a further 3,805 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
There are currently 582 patients in Irish hospitals with Covid-19, with 106 in ICU.
Paul Reid said: “I’ve been talking to ICU consultants this morning and they are under extreme duress with 106 Covid patients at the moment, and a further 380 cases receiving advanced respiratory support out of a total of 582 cases.”
“Many of those will become ICU patients as well, so we urgently need the general population to retract and adopt public health measures.”
He said over one third of ICU beds are taken up by patients with Covid-19.
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