The number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 at Letterkenny University Hospital has now risen to 120.
The latest data, as of 8pm Monday night, shows there are six people in critical care with the virus.
LUH had six general care beds and zero critical care beds available at the time of the report.
Nationally, Covid-19 patient figures have decreased from a record high of over 2000 on Monday morning. However, LUH numbers have taken an 18% rise in the past two days.
Commenting yesterday, Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:
“This third wave of the pandemic has seen higher level of hospitalisations across all age groups.
“There are now more sick people in hospital than any time in the course of this pandemic. The risk that this disease poses to the individual who is infected has not changed.
“What has changed is that we are experiencing a much greater level of community transmission and as a result we are seeing higher numbers of people with severe illness who require hospitalisation or admission to intensive care and higher numbers of mortality.
“Please continue to stay at home and drive down this infection in our community.”