The number of patients in hospital with Covid 19 has passed 500 again, the highest figure since March 1st.
520 people are in hospital this afternoon with Covid 19.
There were 81 patients with the virus admitted in the past 24 hours, which is the most daily admissions since January.
83 patients are in ICU.
🦠 520 Covid-positive patients in Irish hospitals - highest since early March.
📈 5% higher than last Tuesday.
🩺 78 patients in ICU.
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) November 9, 2021
At least 3,000 cases of the virus have been reported every day for the past week.
The Irish Patients Association says overcrowding in our hospitals is at a crisis point and a patient a day is losing their life as a result.
460 patients are on trollies today according to the latest figures from the INMO.
The HSE also says the pressure on the hospital system varies nationwide.
University Hospital Galway and Cork University Hospital are under huge pressure while University Hospital Waterford and Beaumont are performing well.