936 Covid patients are in Irish hospitals today - the first fall since New Year’s Day.

It's a drop of five since yesterday.

However, the total is 37 percent higher than last Friday and 138 percent up on two weeks ago.

Across the region there are 53 patients with the virus at Galway University hospital- up ten in 24 hours.

Elsewhere there are 31 at Mayo University Hospital- down 3, 12 at Sligo University Hospital- down 7 and 8 at the Portiuncula University Hospital in Ballinasloe- down 3.

Latest figures show there's 90 people with the virus in ICU.

Of those 5 are in Galway, 2 are at the Portiuncula and 1 is in Mayo, while Sligo’s ICU is free of the virus.


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