Above from left: Paul Reid, CEO, HSE; Anne O’Connor, Chief Operations Officer, HSE; and Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE.
Steevens’ Lane, Dublin 8.
The media briefing for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19.
Paul Reid, HSE CEO, said 238 people are in hospital with Covid-19, an increase of 24 on last night.
The number of people in intensive care units has fallen slightly to 29.
He said of the 8,500 people who have contracted Covid-19 between 29th September and 12th October, 245 people have been admitted to hospital, and 22 admitted to ICU.
Mr Reid said 25% of these hospitalisations have been in people under 35, 27% have been aged 35-64 and 47% are in the 65 and over category.
He said nine people aged 35-64 have been admitted to ICU in this time period and 13 have been aged 65 and over.
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