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35 Patients With COVID-19 In Midlands Hospitals

The Tanaiste believes the latest wave of Covid 19 cases will peak in the next week or so.

The latest wave of Covid 19 cases will peak in the next week or so, according to the Tanaiste.

Leo Varadkar  told the Irish Times while January would be a difficult month, the number of patients in hospital would be lower than last winter.

Nationally there are 532 patients in hospital with the virus - with 35 in facilities in the midlands. 

Staff in Tullamore are caring for 15 people, while there are 11 receiving treatment in Portlaoise and 9 in Mullingar. 

The Fine Gael leader believes we will overcome the omicron wave and hopefully more quickly than prior waves,

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