That's up from 23 yesterday.
24 people are being treated for covid-19 in midlands hospitals today.
There are five patients in ICU in Tullamore Regional Hospital, and two in Mullingar.
Intensive care capacity remains low in the region with just two available beds - one each in Mullingar and Portlaoise Hospitals.
426 covid patients are in Irish hospitals today - the lowest number since December 29th - with 102 in ICU.