Today’s Covid-19 figures were at their highest since January with 2,180 new cases being confirmed.
In terms of hospitalisations, there are 406 people being treated for Covid-19 which is seven down from yesterday.
The number of people receiving treatment in ICU is 71, which is down two since yesterday.
HSE Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Colm Henry stated that while there is an “uncomfortably” high level of Covid-19 cases, they are not resulting in hospitalisations as bad as they previously did.
He said that the risk of Covid-19 cases translating into hospitalisations has been “greatly weakened” which he attributed to Ireland’s vaccine rollout.
“We saw a steady decline in hospitalisations rising again. I don’t think we are going to see wild surges.”
Describing Ireland’s situation as a “vaccine floodwall”, Henry said that the state is in a much better position in the fight against Covid-19 than in previous stages.
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