Covid numbers continue to decline

The Department of Health has been notified of 1,292 new cases of Covid-19 as positive cases of the disease continue to decline across the country. Following form yesterday's announcement of a stabilisation of hospital admissions today's number continue the downward trend of infections.

A statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team detailed the number of cases. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,292 confirmed cases of COVID-19. As of 8am today, 331 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 54 are in ICU.

Hospitals are still experiencing pressure as the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) yesterday noted the highest daily number of patients waiting on trolleys for admission to a hospital bed since the start of the pandemic.