Analysis: This may prove to be Ireland’s deadliest week of the pandemic
Daily deaths in Ireland have reached a record high but falling infection rates and increased vaccination give some cause for optimism
There was a new record set for ICU admissions on Sunday with 45 people admitted to critical care around the country in one day.
And on Tuesday there were 206 Covid-19 patients in ICUs, the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic.
Ireland’s ICU capacity for adults has risen to 335 – from a typical 280 – as surge capacity is used. The public health system can surge to 350 critical care beds, with additional capacity...
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