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Tullamore Hospital ICU Covid-Free For First Time Since January

The total number of covid patients in the region has fallen again today.

The intensive care unit in Tullamore Regional Hospital is covid-free for the first time since January 4th.

The total number of covid patients in the region has fallen to nine - seven in Mullingar and two in Tullamore.

One person is being treated for the virus in ICU in Mullingar Hospital.

Nationally, the number of covid patients in public hospitals is now at 131 - a slight fall from yesterday.

The figure has fallen by more than 14 percent in the past week.

In the last 24 hours, there have been 16 admissions to hospitals and 14 discharges.

While in ICU overnight, there were 37 patients with the virus.

Dr Shane McKeogh is from GP Buddy, which tracks calls to surgeries nationwide - he says doctors are still referring lots of patients for testing:

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