Seven people are being treated for the virus in midlands hospitals today.
The number of Covid patients in hospital has fallen to 99 - the first time it's been below 100 since last September.
The figure is a 10 per cent drop in 24 hours - while there are 36 patients in intensive care.
Seven people are being treated for the virus in midlands hospitals, one of whom is in a critical condition.
The HSE says the vaccine programme has broken the link from daily cases to hospitalisations and deaths.
Anthony Staines, a professor of Health Systems at DCU, says the fall in hospital numbers is a positive development: