Eleven hospitals within the State now don’t have any Covid-19 sufferers because the variety of severely sick circumstances continues to say no, based on HSE chief govt Paul Reid.
Together with St James’s in Dublin, Naas, Tullamore, Sligo, Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford and Mercy hospitals had zero virus sufferers on Friday morning.
Welcoming the “further good news” within the eight grownup hospitals, Mr Reid stated the three Dublin kids hospitals – Temple Avenue, Crumlin and Tallaght, additionally don’t have any Covid-19 sufferers.
On Thursday, the HSE stated the full variety of Covid-19 sufferers in hospitals had fallen to 59, the bottom determine in 9 months. Final January, on the peak of the third wave of the pandemic, greater than 2,000 individuals had been hospitalised with coronavirus.
Numbers in ICU are additionally at their lowest stage this 12 months, at 23. There have been 9 admissions over the previous fortnight, based on Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group.
The illness state of affairs continues to enhance, based on Prof Nolan, writing on social media. Case numbers are declining, together with in Dublin.
Prof Nolan stated the incidence of the illness in Limerick was “very high”, however public well being interventions gave the impression to be bringing the state of affairs underneath management.
Circumstances amongst over-65s are actually falling under 10 per 100,000 resulting from vaccination, as they did some weeks in the past for older age teams, he stated. There’s additionally the start of a “vaccine effect” amongst these aged between 55 and 64 years.
“We can look forward to seeing vaccination suppress infection across adult age groups from 65 down over the next eight weeks; in the meantime we can keep a clamp on infection levels by careful adherence to basic measures, as we enjoy the progressive reopening.”
Nevertheless, case numbers is not going to fall as the majority are amongst youthful individuals.
“We need to minimise transmission (and delay any variants) as vaccination offers increasing protection through June and July. We can do more and more over the coming weeks, but let’s be careful out there.”