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Killer Covid-19 Cases Today Reach 27,325 On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health has confirmed 20,110 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, here in the Irish Republic.

There are 682 people in hospital who have tested positive for the virus, a rise of 63 since we reported yesterday. Of these, 86 are in the Republic’s ICUs, down 2 on yesterday.

Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, a record 7,215 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been notified by their Department of Health. Sadly, 1 further covid related death has also been reported.

Also in Northern Ireland there remain today 314 patients with Covid-19 in their hospitals, up from the 303 reported yesterday. There were 34 patients with Covid-19 in hospital intensive care units, up by 2 compared to yesterday.

The Republic’s Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly has asked that anyone who has a positive antigen test result, but cannot book a PCR test slot, should immediately isolate at home and continue to take antigen tests. (Dunnes Stores are currently retailing single antigen tests at €2.90, this morning.)
Pressure on our PCR testing system is continuing today because of high demand for Covid-19 tests, brought about by people failing to comply with public health guidelines, regarding Covid-19 virus restrictions.

Time to cancel all plans and celebrate later, rather than celebrate now and grieve later.

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