The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5,109* PCR-confirmed cases of COVID-19.
In addition, on Thursday 27 January, 4,482** people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal. As of 8am today, 707 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 69 are in ICU.
The number of Covid-19 patients requiring ICU care has fallen below 70 for the first time since July of last year. Latest figures show that there are just 69 Covid-positive patients in ICU today.
The number of Covid-19 patients in hospital has also dropped again, and now stands at 707.
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