The number of Covid patients in hospital has risen by 40 over the past 24 hours.

The current figure is 885 - compared to 845 yesterday.

There are 81 patients with the virus at Galway University Hospital today- the highest total in the country.

Elsewhere there are 27 patients with Covid at Mayo University Hospital, 17 at Sligo University Hospital and 11 at the Portiuncula University Hospital in Ballinasloe.

There tends to be an increase over the weekend, due to fewer discharges.

Latest figures show 79 Covid patients are in intensive care. 

Of those 3 each are at Galway and the Portiuncula, there are 2 at Mayo and 1 is in Sligo.

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