520 Covid-19 patients are in hospital today - the highest figure since March.

There were 81 patients with the virus admitted in the past 24 hours, which is the most daily admissions since January.

While there were 53 discharges over the past day.

The hospitals with the highest number of Covid-19 cases are St James's in Dublin with 44, University Hospital Limerick with 37 and the Regional Hospital Mullingar with 33.

Galway University Hospital has the fourth highest total of Covid-positive patients at 32, unchanged from the previous 24 hours.

It is followed in this region by Mayo at 25- down one, Sligo at 11 and the Portiuncula at 7.

The number of patients in ICU with Covid-19 is 78.

Of those 2 are in the Portiuncula and there is one each in Galway and Sligo.

There are 15 adult ICU beds free in the public system.

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