The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care has fallen to the lowest level of 2021.
There are now 46 patients with the virus in ICUs nationwide, which is a 79% decrease from the peak of 221 in late January.
The ICU figure has not been this low since 31st December 2020.
However, cases rose at Letterkenny University Hospital over the weekend.
As of 8pm last night, there were eleven Covid-19 patients being treated at LUH, including two patients in ICU.
Overall Irish hospitals are recording their lowest Covid patient figures since September 2020. HSE CEO Paul Reid said this morning that 179 patients with the disease are being treated in hospitals nationwide.
Mr Reid tweeted: “The most important target of the vaccination programme is reducing sickness, hospitalisations, ICU and mortality.
“Thankfully our Covid-19 hospitalisations are now down to 179 from a peak of over 2,000 and ICU down to 46. Let’s not lose sight of the ultimate aim.”