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Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that it was a clear demonstration of the effect of the vaccine.

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THE NUMBER OF people in hospitals with Covid-19 has fallen to below 100 for the first time since September.

At 8am yesterday, there were 111 people with Covid-19 in hospitals across the country. By 8pm, there were 99 people in hospital.

There are 36 people in ICU as of 6.30pm yesterday.

The hospitals with the highest numbers of Covid-19 patients last night include Mater Hospital (16), Tallaght Hospital (10) and Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown (8).

HSE CEO Paul Reid said last night: “Great to see the Covid-19 hospitalised numbers drop to 99 tonight and 36 in ICU. A clear demonstration that the vaccination programme has for now broken the link from daily cases to sickness, hospitalisations, ICU and mortality.”

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There have been over 1.9 million vaccine doses administered so far, with 1.4 of them first doses. There have been over half a million second doses administered.

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