The number of people with Covid-19 being treated in intensive care units nationally has passed 100.

There are 1,151 people in hospitals across the country with Covid-19 - an increase of 108 from yesterday - with 101 patients in ICU as of this morning.

The number of patients being treated for Covid-19 at Mayo University Hospital is now 54 which is an increase of two since yesterday.

It's now the ninth highest hospital in the country with patients being treated for the virus.

Elsewhere, there are 72 patients with the virus being treated at Galway University Hospital.

The 14-day incidence is now at 936.4 per 100,000 nationally.

There are 23,000 tests being carried out per day on average, the highest level so far, with a 21% positivity rate.

The Belmullet Electoral area has the highest number of Covid 19 cases per 100,000 population in the country over the last two weeks.

About one in every 50 people had Covid-19 in the region over the last 14 days.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says the country's 14-day incidence rate between December 22nd and January 4th was 674 per 100,000 people.

 

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