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Covid-19 Cases Confirmed On Irish Mainland Reach 2,724 Today.

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,545 new cases of Covid-19 within the Irish Republic in the past 24 hours.

The number of people in our hospitals who have tested positive for the virus is 335, and of these, 56 remain in intensive care units.

To date, since the pandemic began, there have been a total of 5,155 deaths related to Covid-19 notified and recorded in Ireland. This number, sadly, includes 43 deaths newly notified in the past 7 days.

Here in the Republic, the HSE have now suspended walk-in services at test centres, and have switched to an online booking system to reduce queues and congestion outside test centres. As per the HSE, some 19,000 and 20,000 swabs were taken in community centres today for future Covid-19 testing.

Meanwhile, an estimated 2,000 more school students have been told today to limit their movements, after more than 100 schools contacted the HSE over cases of Covid-19 among their pupils.

In Northern Ireland, 1,210 new coronavirus cases were reported over the past 24 hours, while, sadly a further 6 deaths were reported over the same period.

Please Understand: Vaccination continues to offer the best protection against the most severe effects of COVID-19, including hospitalisation and death.

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