Covid intensive care cases fall to lowest level in months

The number of Covid patients in intensive care has fallen to its lowest level in over nine months.

The figure dropped to 13 yesterday - the lowest since mid-September - compared to a peak of 221 in January.

A total of 53 Covid patients are in hospitals across the country.

Dr Alan Gaffney, the vice-president of the Intensive Care Society, says the ICU situation is very positive: