There are 551 Covid patients in hospital today – the highest figure since the end of February.
73 people with the virus have been admitted since yesterday, with 38 discharges.
There are now 83 Covid patients in ICU – with more than half of them not fully vaccinated.
HSE chief executive Paul Reid says over 250 people in hospital are receiving enhanced breathing support.
Last night at Letterkenny University Hospital, there were 22 patients with Covid, two of them in ICU.