Covid-19 patients in hospital drops below 400 for first time in 2021

March 9, 2021 Uncategorized

The number of patients with Covid-19 in hospitals has fallen below 400 for the first time this year. 

New figures from the Health Service Executive put the number at 392 last night. 

It marks a reduction of 26 patients on what was reported yesterday morning. 

The number of patients in intensive care is 101, a small reduction on the situation earlier yesterday. Daily hospital admissions have been reducing in recent weeks. 

Ireland is in the late stages of the third wave of Covid-19 and all key indicators are improving. 

The National Public Health Emergency Team has said that there is sustained and “perhaps even accelerated progress in suppressing transmission of Covid-19”. 

The Department of Health reported 437 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, taking the total to 223,651. 

No further deaths were recorded, meaning the toll remains at 4,422.