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33 In Midlands Hospitals With Covid-19 As HSE Speaks Out About Increasing Strain

Around 50 people per day are being admitted to hospital with the virus in Ireland.

The HSE's chief operations officer says rising Covid hospitalisations are placing a 'significant burden' on the health service. 

408 patients are in public hospitals with the virus, including 33 across the Midlands Regional Hospital system. 

There are an average of 50 Covid admissions a day in Ireland at the moment - compared to 35 at the end of September. 

HSE COO, Anne O'Connor says there's also increased demand for non-Covid care:

Latest hospitalisations as of 8pm last night:

  • MRH Mullingar - 18
  • MRH Tullamore - 10
  • MRH Portlaoise - 8

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