May 21, 2022
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LATEST: Big drop in number of Covid patients in hospital

A further 10,414 people have contracted Covid-19, it was confirmed this evening.

The Department of Health confirmed the latest cases, which comprise 5,605 PCR-confirmed cases and 4,809 antigen tests logged to the system.

In the past week there have been 49 coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number in Ireland to 6,136.

The number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 has fallen further over the past 24 hours to 739 – a reduction of 85 on yesterday.

Hospital numbers have steadily decreased over the course of the past fortnight, falling from a peak of 1,063 since 10 January.

Since this day last week, the number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 has fallen by 172. Of those currently being treated in hospital, there are 74 in intensive care, a drop of five on yesterday.

 

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