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Health Bosses Considering Designating Hospitals Specifically For Covid-19

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:07 26 Mar 2020


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The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet this morning to consider establishing Covid-19 specific hospitals.

A further 235 new cases were confirmed last night, bringing the total to 1,564.

There were also another two deaths, bringing the total to nine. The patients are a female and in the east of the country, with an underlying health condition and a male, also in the east.

As of midnight on Monday 23rd March Dublin accounted for the majority of cases at 559, followed by Cork with 133 cases.

26 per cent of patients have been hospitalised, with 39 cases being admitted to ICU.

Dr. Colm Henry, the HSE's chief clinical officer, says they're considering designating hospitals specifically for covid-19;

"We're pursuing that particular method with our own hospitals at the moment, in a segregating of covid-19 patients as much as we can within the hospitals into which cases are coming, but also looking at designated hospitals within urban areas."

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