13 intensive care units nationally are full, while there are 30 adult ICU beds available.

1,700 with Covid-19 are in hospitals this morning – the highest number since the pandemic began.

It’s also almost double the peak of the first wave, which was 881 on April 15th.

In the past 24 hours there have been a record number of admissions and discharges to and from hospital related to Covid-19.

In total there are 267 patients receiving critical care – 143 of whom have tested positive for Covid-19.

The HSE says it has the ability to create more ICU beds through surge capacity and via the private hospitals.