10:10 Monday, 18 January 2021
Over 2,000 people with Covid-19 are being treated in Irish hospitals for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
HSE CEO Paul Reid says healthcare workers are trying hard to remain in control.
2,023 people with the disease are being treated on wards this morning.
It’s a five percent increase on yesterday’s figure, while there’s been a rise of 28 percent on last Monday.
In the past 24 hours there have been 115 admissions and 39 discharges.
In ICU last night, there were 196 people receiving treatment.
This morning, HSE CEO Paul Reid said there are over 400 people across the hospital system receiving oxygen.
Meanwhile, the CEO of the Beacon Hospital is hopeful agreement can be reached with the HSE today, over the use of its facilities during the pandemic.
The Hospital faced criticism after it emerged it was the only private health facility not to sign up to a deal that would see up to 30 per cent of its capacity made available.