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Slight relief in Covid-19 hospitalisations but still at high-risk levels – Reid

HSE chief Paul Reid has announced that Covid-19 hospitalisations have slightly eased but still remain at high-risk levels.

This comes as 528 patients receive hospital treatment for the virus with 117 in ICU.

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Covid-19 hospitalisations have been on the decrease in recent days after jumping to 628 last month which is the highest they have ever been since February.

Although hospitalisations have reduced, Reid stated that they are “still at very high-risk levels but the actions of the public are working and appreciated” while adding, “Uncertain times but always hope”.

This comes as the HSE increases capacity to meet the demand for booster vaccines while issuing an apology to the hundreds of people who waited for hours to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at the Citywest vaccination centre in Dublin last weekend.

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The vaccination centre was unable to handle the high volumes of people who presented for the booster jab last Saturday with delays also being reported in Cork City.

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

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