Hospitals will be 'very pressurised' if Covid admissions continue to rise, according to a leading HSE official.
They've risen by 18 per cent over the past week, with 399 people getting inpatient care at the moment.
The five-day moving average of new cases has risen by 60 per cent in the past eight days - and now stands at 1,686.
Tony Canavan is the chief executive of the Saolta group, which runs the hospitals in the west.
He's very concerned about the situation.