“Fourfold” increase in Covid hospitalisations in a month – Dr Ronan Glynn

The deputy chief medical officer says there’s been a four-fold increase in Covid hospitalisations and ICU admissions over the past six weeks.

Dr Ronan Glynn says there are 43 patients with the virus in intensive care – just below the 47 at the peak of the second wave.

And 223 were in public hospitals with Covid last night – up from 62 a month ago.

Dr Glynn says the situation has changed radically over the past month and a half:

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