An intensive care consultant says the number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 won't drop significantly until more people are vaccinated.
There are 242 people in hospital with the virus, with 8 admissions in the last 24 hours.
There are 8 at University Hospital Galway, 7 at Sligo Hospital, 5 at the Portiuncula in Ballinasloe- up one and one at Mayo University Hospital.
While there's 58 patients in ICU.
Of those, there are 5 in Galway, 2 in the Portiuncula and 1 in Sligo, while Mayo's ICU remains covid free.
The rollout of the vaccination programme continues today, with people with underlying medical conditions receiving their jab at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Dr Catherine Motherway of University Hospital Limerick says vaccines will make a difference to the numbers, but it will take time: