Coronavirus: Number Of Patient...


Coronavirus: Number Of Patients In Hospital Down 131 On Last Week

Michael Staines
Michael Staines

05:26 21 Jan 2022

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Health officials have announced a further 5,697 confirmed COVID cases this evening.

Meanwhile, 4,564 people registered positive antigen test results through the HSE portal yesterday.

This morning, there were 892 patients in hospital – down four on yesterday and 131 on last week.

There were 88 in intensive care, which is two fewer than yesterday but five more than last week.

When the PCR-confirmed cases and positive antigen tests are combined, the daily cases figure for today is 10,261.

On that basis, the five-day moving average is 11,149.

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin at a COVID briefing in Leinster House. Image: Rory Walsh/Newstalk

It comes as the Taoiseach announced the end of almost all restrictions in his address to the nation this evening.

In his address to the nation on the steps of Leinster House this evening, Micheál Martin said, "today is a good day" and urged everyone to take a moment to appreciate what the country has achieved.

“Spring is coming and I don’t know if I have ever looked forward to one as much as I am looking forward to this one,” he said.

“Humans are social beings and we Irish are more social than most. As we look forward to this Spring, we need to see each other again, we need to see each other smile, we need to sing again.”

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