There have been a further 1,963 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre in Ireland today.
As of this morning there were 500 people hospitalised for COVID-19 around the country.
Of these patients, 93 are in serious condition and being treated at intensive care units.
Chief Executive of the HSE said yesterday that the current wave is placing “unrelenting & increasing” demands on hospital services.
“A massive effort by all of us on the public health measures is needed to relieve this & turn it around”.