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11th Jun 2021

Eight Irish hospitals now have zero Covid-19 inpatients

James Fenton

It has been confirmed that eight hospitals across Ireland now have zero Covid-19 inpatients.

Yesterday, it emerged that St. James’ Hospital in Dublin has zero Covid-19 patients for the first time since March 2020 and this morning, HSE CEO Paul Reid has delivered some more good news.

He took to Twitter to say ‘Further good news this morning. 8 adult hospitals now have zero Covid-19 inpatients (St James’s, Naas, Tullamore, Sligo, Galway, Kilkenny, Mercy, Waterford). Also the three Children’s Hospitals at Temple St, Crumlin & Tallaght. Great relief for patients, public & staff.’

In total, there are now 70 people in hospital with the virus, 23 of whom are in ICU. These are the lowest ICU figures since December 26, 2020. Meanwhile, 398 new Covid cases were confirmed on Thursday, after 259 cases were reported on Wednesday, the lowest daily figures since mid-December.