Elective surgeries may have to be cancelled if the number of people in ICU continues to rise.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has said the Government doesn't have a red line of hospitalisations that will lead to increased Covid restrictions.
He says the modelling indicates the number of people in ICU could reach 150 to 200 on the current trajectory.
Minister Donnelly says such a rise would have implications for the Health Service...
There are over 500 people in hospital at present with Covid - including 25 at University Hospital Galway, 12 at Mayo University Hospital, 9 at Sligo University Hospital and 7 at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.