- Sep 25, 2017
Yep, the numbers in ICU are reported regularly and widely but the number hospitalized is not.36 patients in icu, at the moment, is the figure I heard.
That has gone up quite quickly from last week, when it was 18.
However, there are 250 ICU beds in Ireland and the work done recently has ramped that up to a potential 500, maybe more.
If there are 1600 infections and 36 icu cases, (rate of 2.5%) some of whom might be manageable in a High Dependency unit (ie not ventilated), then that looks ok at the moment.
I am trying to be optimistic, I think it's ok to be optimistic.