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Killer Covid-19 Cases Reach 12,135 in Irish Republic Over Past 24 Hours.

The Department of Health has confirmed 6,843 additional PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19, as well as 5,295 positive antigen tests registered through the HSE portal, bringing the total of number of new virus cases, within the Irish Republic, to 12,135, within the past 24 hours.

There remain 910 people in hospital currently with the virus, a reduction of 69, with the number of people in ICU standing at 90, down 3 on the same period yesterday.

Since last Wednesday, sadly, 52 deaths have been notified in in the republic, bringing the total number of deaths in the Republic to 6,087, since the pandemic began.

Public healthcare workers who worked on the front-line during the Covid-19 pandemic are to deservedly receive a once-off €1,000 tax free payment, under a plan passed by Government Cabinet Ministers this morning.

The Republic’s Cabinet has also approved plans for an additional public holiday and a national commemorative event on March 18th of this year. The date will be marked as a day of remembrance and recognition for those, firstly, who died and also worked throughout this pandemic.

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