The head of the HSE says the current levels of Covid-19 are causing “significant and unrelenting” pressure on the health service.
There are 458 people in hospital with the virus – that’s down 29 on this day last week, but still a rise on two weeks ago.
90 Covid patients are now in intensive care units – and over half of those haven’t been vaccinated.
As of the latest available data, there are now 18 Covid-positive patients receiving treatment at Letterkenny University Hospital – with 4 of those patients admitted to LUH’s ICU.
Paul Reid says while hospital figures may be starting to stabilise, it’s too early to know if that’s a trend that will continue with ever-rising case numbers: