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Covid Patients In Hospital Falls Below 100 For First Time Since September

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:

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