Drop in number of people in ICU with Covid-19


There's been a 15 percent drop in the number of ICU patients in public hospitals with Covid-19, compared with last week.

There were 36 people with the disease in critical care last night, while there were 263 on wards, which is a fall of over 9 percent since last Tuesday.

The latest figures show that there are currently two infectious Covid cases being treated at Letterkenny University Hospital, 0 in ICU.

It comes as 320 new cases of the disease were reported last night, while there were no new deaths.

Professor Gerry Killeen from UCC is a founding member of lobby group I-SAG which advocates for Zero-Covid.

He says the latest modelling from NPHET is not ambitious enough to eliminate the disease.