The number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals nationally is on the increase, rising to 765 yesterday, up from 537 two weeks ago.

There was a significant rise in the numbers with the viris in intensive care – up to 35 from the low 20s last week.

However, according to today’s Irish Independent, the hope is that this wave may have peaked and that the numbers will start to fall.

The highest rate of Covid-19 is now being seen in 35- to 44-year-olds.

New figures show that people aged 35-44 account for 20% of cases detected through PCR tests administered by the HSE, followed by 20%  among 25 to 34-year-olds.

Teenagers and people aged over 85 account for the lowest proportion,just less than 2%

More women are getting infected, at 59% compared to men.



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