An intensive care consultant says ICU numbers shouldn't be used to determine when to lift Covid-19 restrictions.
There's concern critical care capacity could be used up by this weekend.
There are currently 191 people with the virus being treated in ICUs around the country.
The latest HSE report shows 13 hospitals don't have any intensive care capacity remaining - as of yesterday, there were 22 critical care beds available nationwide.
Meanwhile, there are 129 covid patients being treated at Galway University Hospital- down one, 84 at Mayo University Hospital- unchanged, 43 at Sligo-up 11, and 8 at the Portiuncula-down three.
The daily operations update from the HSE show that as of 8pm last night there were 11 patients with the virus being treated in critical care beds in Galway, 2 at the Portiuncula, and one each in Mayo and Sligo.
Dr Catherine Motherway of University Hospital Limerick says restrictions should only be lifted when the majority of the population is vaccinated: