No ICU beds available at University Hospital Kerry

Oct 21, 2022 17:10 By radiokerrynews
No ICU beds available at University Hospital Kerry No ICU beds available at University Hospital Kerry
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There are currently no intensive care unit beds available at University Hospital Kerry.

That’s according to the latest figures released by the HSE as part of its COVID-19 daily operations update, which cover up to 8pm yesterday (October 20th).

The HSE figures show there are 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UHK and there are also two suspected cases.


There are currently just two general beds available at the Tralee-based hospital, however, there are no ICU beds available, based on these figures.

Meanwhile, 178 people in Kerry have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Figures released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre cover from March 1st, 2020 to October 15th this year.


Kerry has the third lowest mortality rate nationwide; it stands at 120.5 per 100,000 population.

Galway and Sligo both have lower mortality rates at 110.4 and 93.1 per 100,000 population respectively.


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