Revealed: HSE change way hospital Covid cases are counted

first_imgIt’s emerged that the HSE has changed the way Covid cases are counted in hospitals. Questions had been asked over the sudden drop in cases at Letterkenny University Hospital last week, with 61 Covid patients being treated on site one day and then that dropping to the 23 the next.Now, it’s been revealed that the reason behind the dramatic decrease is down to the HSE only counting those who are in the infectious stage of the disease.The latest figures show that there currently 14 people with Covid-19 being treated at Letterkenny.General Manager of Letterkenny University Hospital Sean Murphy says the low figure may seem promising but the hospital is still under immense strain.Mr. Murphy is warning that while there are positive trends emerging, the number of people in ICU or on non-invasive ventilation is still significant:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/murphy1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Revealed: HSE change way hospital Covid cases are counted Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – February 18, 2021 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Facebook Previous articleTUI encourage LC students to sit written exams in first instanceNext articleCouncil to receive over €1.2m for retrofitting social housing News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img

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