HSE CEO Paul Reid at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19.
In relation to ICU, Paul Reid says the overall capacity remains “too close to a tipping point”. He says there are 1,620 Covid patients in hospital, 216 of whom are in ICU. He says there are 18 free ICU beds across the country | https://t.co/zUowRQ0yHI pic.twitter.com/HefWJl5PgI
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Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.
NPHET has told the Government that it will become increasingly difficult to maintain the level of suppression of Covid-19 that has been achieved since the New Year.
Dr Tony Holohan advised the Minister for Health that NPHET expects a large number of additional deaths from the virus in the coming weeks.
In its letter to Stephen Donnelly on 21 January, NPHET said the country remains in a very vulnerable position despite great progress in recent weeks.
It warned that “we will all find it challenging to maintain the very low levels of social contact and adherence to social distancing and hygiene measures required to maintain suppression“.