The number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 in Irish hospitals has surpassed 1,000 for the first time.
Health Service Executive chief executive Paul Reid said there was now 1,022 patients sick in hospital with 88 in intensive care units.
Reid described it as a “sad milestone that nobody wanted to happen”.
The number of people in hospital with the disease has quadrupled in two weeks. Rising from fewer than 250 on December 23rd to 1,022 on January 7th.