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Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 rises above 100 for first time since May

For the first time since May, the number of people receiving hospital treatment for Covid-19 has risen above 100.

In the last 24 hours, the number of people across the country receiving hospital treatment for Covid-19 has risen by 10.


In regards to ICU, the number of people receiving treatment for Covid-19 has decreased by two to 20, following three discharges and one admission.

Hospital figures have typically been slightly higher on Mondays as discharges drop significantly over the weekend.

The hospitals which have the highest number of Covid-19 patients include Mayo University Hospital (16), Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown (10) and Letterkenny University Hospital (10).


Yesterday’s figures from the Department of Health revealed a total of 91 Covid-19 hospital cases along with 22 people in ICU.

From September up until May, there have been over 100 Covid-19 hospitalisations. Back in January, there were over 2,000 people in hospital with Covid-19 and over 400 in ICU receiving high-grade ventilation and respiratory support.

In relation to the state’s vaccine rollout, approximately 75% of the population aged 16 and over have received at least one vaccine dose.

Figures from the Government’s Covid data hub, which were published yesterday, revealed that over 5.1 million vaccine doses have been administered so far in Ireland, with 2.9 million being first doses and 2.3 million being second doses.


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