Covid-19 cases in Irish hospitals drop to their lowest level since last September
Over 2,000 people were hospitalised with the virus in January.
The number of people with Covid-19 in Irish hospitals has dropped to its lowest level since September of last year.
According to Ireland's Covid-19 Data Hub, there are just 110 people hospitalised with the virus as of Saturday morning, with 33 in intensive care.
This is the lowest number of people hospitalised with the virus since 27 September.
It is also a significant fall from January of this year, when a third wave Covid-19 surge resulted in 2,020 patients in the Irish hospital system with the virus at one point.
According to HSE data from last night, the Mater and Tallaght acute hospital sites were caring for the most Covid-19 patients with 13 each.
Four hospital sites were only caring for one Covid-19 case, while seven reported no Covid-19 cases.
The HSE data also revealed that 26 Covid-19 cases in ICU were being ventilated.
Referring to Friday night's Covid-19 hospital and ICU figures, HSE CEO Paul Reid wrote on Twitter: "So encouraging that #COVID19 hospitalised patients are now down to 111 and 34 in ICU, from over 2,000 hospitalised and 200 in ICU, a few weeks ago.
"We now have a proven and winning combination, the vaccination programme and public support for public health measures. It's working."
So encouraging that #COVID19 hospitalised patients are now down to 111 & 34 in ICU, from over 2,000 hospitalised & 200 in ICU, a few weeks ago. We now have a proven & winning combination, the vaccination programme & public support for public health measures. Its working.@HSELive
— Paul Reid (@paulreiddublin) May 8, 2021