ST JAMES' HOSPITAL in Dublin currently has zero Covid-19 inpatients for the first time since March 2020, when the outbreak first hit Irish shores.
Taking to Twitter, Dr Joseph Harbison broke the fabulous news.
"We've just been informed that St James', the biggest hospital in the country, has no inpatients with Covid-19 for the first time since March 2020," he announced.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly chimed in to congratulate the hospital.
"Really great news," he tweeted.
Covid-19 is still active in the community however, but on Wednesday, the Department of Health announced that 259 additional cases had been identified, Ireland's lowest figure so far in 2021.
— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) June 10, 2021
The figures could be revised at a later date due to the recent cyber attack on the HSE, but they still tell an optimistic story about Ireland's chances of emerging from the pandemic sooner rather than later.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Ireland had administered three million Covid-19 vaccines in total so far, and on Thursday, the country's one millionth 'second dose' was administered.
It follows news that the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units (ICU) across the country has dropped to the lowest level of the year so far.
As of Thursday, just 70 people are currently in hospital being treated for coronavirus, and just 23 of those are in intensive care, the Department of Health revealed.
"This is a remarkable benefit of our strong vaccination programme and public support overall," tweeted HSE chief Paul Reid.
"We all deserve to cherish and protect these moments."