The number of covid patients in midlands hospitalised is now at its lowest level since early January.
The number of people in hospital with Covid 19 is continuing to decline.
861 people are in hospital this morning, while the HSE CEO Paul Reid says 151 are in ICU.
The number of covid patients in midlands hospitals is now at its lowest level since January 8th - at 38, with six patients in ICU.
744 new cases were reported yesterday along with 33 additional deaths.
Offaly had the fourth largest number of new cases with 36, there was 15 in Laois and 8 in Westmeath.
Mullingar's Kingston Mills, a professor in Trinity College, says restrictions will be needed until a substantial portion of the population are vaccinated: