Only six coronavirus patients remain in hospitals across Ireland
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Only six coronavirus patients remain in hospitals across Ireland

THERE are now just six people across Ireland in hospital being treated for Covid-19.

The latest figures represents a 99.3% drop in statistics since April - when figures were at their highest.

Of the six patients still hospitalised, four remain in intensive care.

All of them are currently in different hospitals across the country, according to Ireland's Covid-19 data hub.

Reacting to the low statistics, HSE chief Paul Reid welcomed the news, adding that four coronavirus patients were discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours.

"Some really good news. Overnight, we are now down to just six positive cases in hospital (down from 879 at the peak) and just four in ICU (down from 160 at the peak)," Reid said.

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"Just six hospitals with one case each. We all don't want this trend to go back up.

"Let's keep fighting against this virus," he stressed.

Ireland has reached its lowest levels of hospitalisation due to Covid-19 in nearly five months.

Over the course of the pandemic, Ireland has had almost 26,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with just over 1,700 recorded deaths.