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17 Jan 2022

A further 4,791 cases of Covid-19 reported as hospital numbers drop

A total of 26 Covid-19 cases in north-west hospitals

Almost 18,000 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Donegal since start of pandemic

As of 8am on Saturday, 536 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, down from 571 on Friday

The Department of Health has reported a further  4,791 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

As of 8am on Saturday, 536 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, down from 571 on Friday.

Of the Covid-19 patients in hospital, 118 are in ICU, no change on Friday.

Sixteen Covid-19 patients were in Letterkenny University Hospital on Friday night, up one from Thursday, with one of those in ICU. There had been one new Covid-19 admission in the previous 24 hours.

Sligo University Hospital was treating ten Covid-19 patients, up one in 24 hours, with two in ICU. HSE figures show each hospital has one ICU bed available.

READ MORE: Possible return of hotel quarantine as first case of new Covid variant detected in Europe

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