The Department of Health has been notified of 1,466 new cases of Covid-19. The number of people in hospital with the virus stands at 311 – down 17 from yesterday, while the number of people in ICU with the virus has also fallen since yesterday, from 59 to 58.
The department notes that daily case numbers may change due to future data validation. Senior members of the National Public Health Emergency Team have said the number of people hospitalised with the virus and the number in intensive care have stabilised, while the incidence of disease has decreased in the past fortnight.
The Chair of NPHET's Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, Professor Philip Nolan, said yesterday that the seven-day rate had decreased, but still remained "very