Covid-19: Number of hospital admissions almost at peak levels

 

873 people with Covid-19 were being treated in hospital last night - just eight patients fewer than the peak in April.

There were 75 people with the disease in ICU.

5,325 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday, along with 17 further deaths associated with the virus - 238 of the new cases were in Donegal.

But Professor Emer Shelley, from the Royal College of Physicians, says there will be an improvement in the near future.