Hospitals are stepping up their preparations for a further surge in Covid admissions, according to the head of a hospital group.
141 patients are in hospital with the virus, compared to just 63 two weeks ago.
1,345 new cases of Covid were confirmed yesterday, and the five-day moving average is just under 1,300.
Letterkenny Hospital in Donegal has 19 Covid patients - the highest in the country.
Tony Canavan is CEO of the Saolta Group, which manages the hospital and six others.