438 patients are on trolleys in Irish hospitals today - down 59 from yesterday.
130 people have been on trolleys in emergency departments for at least nine hours.
It comes as the head of the HSE says they don't know if staff will be asked to continue to work weekends beyond the end of January.
COVID and flu cases are beginning to level off, but around 8% of staff are currently absent from work.
Trolley numbers are also coming down, but The HSE is remaining cautious in case of another spike.
Interim CEO of the HSE, Stephen Mulvany said he can't rule out if staff will be asked to work more weekends.
"We put it in for two or three weekends. So we'll look at it after this weekend and see what's practical and what's sustainable.
"We have to balance patient safety, but we also have a workforce that can't sustain that indefinitely. So that that'll be kept on constant review".