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Killer Covid-19 Cases Today Reach 5,824 On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health has confirmed this evening 3,893 new cases of Covid-19 in the Irish Republic, over the past 24 hour period.

There remain 611 people with the virus in our combined hospitals, down 27 since yesterday, however of these, 132 are in ICUs, latter figure 2 more than was reported yesterday.

To date there has been a total of 5,652 deaths related to Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, with same number including the 43 deaths notified in the past week.

A further 1,931 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Northern Ireland today, up from 1,476 on yesterday’s figures.

There are currently 386 Covid patients in northern hospitals across Northern Ireland, down 4 on yesterday, with 36 patients being treated in intensive care units (ICUs), up 3 on yesterday.

The Minister for Education Ms Norma Foley has confirmed that antigen testing in schools will come into effect from next Monday, November 29th. Guidance will be made available to schools and parents later this week.

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has said that if there is a further disimprovement in the trajectory of Covid-19, then NPHET will have to make recommendations to address those concerns.

In Northern Ireland, sadly 4 Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported today. With Hospital occupancy standing at 105%; the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland since the start of this pandemic is 2,851.

The European Union health agency has called on member states to urgently introduce measures to reduce the burden of Covid-19 during December and January.

Continue to listen to science and do continue to keep yourself and your family safe by regularly washing your hands; wearing a mask when appropriate and cut down on your social contacts.

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