Latest figures from the HSE shows 5 covid patients at St Luke’s Hospital for Carlow Kilkenny.
And 2 of them are in the Intensive Care Unit.
The national figure this morning stands at 335 with 70 patients in ICU.
Elsewhere new research shows previous infection of Covid-19 gives people who are fully vaccinated protection of up to 94%.
The Zoe Covid study says the Pfizer jab was slightly more effective than the AstraZeneca version – but only by 4%.
Looking at 1.2-million test results, the research showed previous infection – without a vaccine – gave only 65% protection.