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Covid-19 Cases Reach 4,463 On Island Of Ireland Today.

The Department of Health has confirmed 3,428 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours here in the Irish Republic; down from 3,685 on yesterdays reported figures.

As of 8:00am today, there were 478 patients with the virus in our hospitals; 34 more than yesterday, while the number of patients in our ICU’s has risen by 1, to stand at 75 in total.

The total number of possible deaths linked to Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland since the start of the pandemic stands at 5,492.

The Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly, has stated that the Government is considering providing subsidised antigen tests to the population. He also stated that it is likely that rapid antigen testing will be deployed to test the close contacts of schoolchildren, latter who test positive for Covid-19. Same if agreed could be rolled out before Christmas 2021.

In Northern Ireland their Department of Health has confirmed a further 1,035 cases of coronavirus, down from the 1,194 cases recorded on yesterday.

Some 4 more Covid-19-related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland on over the past 24 hours.

A total of 283,203 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Northern Ireland since the pandemic began, with the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19, since the start of the pandemic, standing at 2,751.

Enough people are NOT adhering to very basic transmission-prevention practices, hence the rise in Covid cases. Please do continue to keep yourself and your family safe by regularly washing your hands and wearing a mask when appropriate.

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