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Covid-19 Updates: Sat. 22nd May 2021 – 381 New Virus Cases.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed there have been 381 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic; with same case numbers subject to future data validation.

There are 110 people with Covid-19 remaining in hospital today in the Republic of Ireland, and of that number 42 are in ICU.

Public Health Mid-West agency Director, Dr. Mai Mannix, has stated that the agency is seriously concerned by a rapid increase in Covid-19 infections connected to social gatherings in the past two weeks, in the neighbouring region of Co. Limerick. House parties, indoor gatherings and other social activities have been identified and are being blamed for the sudden rise in cases.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at over 166.24 million confirmed cases, with global deaths at well over 3.44 million.

Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly.

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