A record number of Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospitals for the second day in a row.
1,022 people now receiving care in the country's wards.
It marks an increase of 101 from yesterday morning.
We've reached a sad milestone that nobody wanted to happen.We've now 1,022 patients very sick in hospital with #COVID19 & 88 in ICU. It concerns me relaying this. But I do know we will get through a tough time ahead, with your help. At the other side, it will be better. @HSELive
— Paul Reid (@paulreiddublin) January 7, 2021
Over the past 24 hours, 109 covid-19 patients have been admitted to hospital, while 61 people have been discharged.
88 covid-19 patients are in intensive care units.
The HSE CEO says today's hospital figures mark "a sad milestone that nobody wanted to happen".
Paul Reid says the country will get through this and has urged people to follow the restrictions and guidelines in place.