Covid-19 hospitalisations falls to lowest level since late December

The number of Covid-19 patients in public hospitals has fallen to its lowest level since December 29th.

It dropped to 427 last night - compared to 1,239 on the same day last month.

There are 105 patients in intensive care with the virus, continuing a fall from the peak of 221 in January.

Another 462 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday, along with 39 additional deaths.

Less than five of the new cases of the virus were reported in Donegal.

Professor Philip Nolan, who chairs NPHET's modelling group, says the country's R number remains below 1: