17,329 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed On Irish Mainland Today.

Today, 17,329 new Coronavirus cases confirmed on Irish Mainland; up 2,089 on yesterday’s reported figures or 4,539 in past 48 hours.

In the words of Sergeant Phil Esterhaus (Late Actor Michael Conrad in the popular TV series “Hill Street Blues”),
“Let’s Be Careful Out There”.

The Department of Health has confirmed 12,560 new cases of Covid-19 in the Irish Republic, over the past 24 hours.
Of these confirmed cases, 5,940 are PCR-confirmed, while 6,620 are positive antigen tests, same registered via the HSE portal.

There remain 630 patients in our Republic’s hospitals, infected with the killer virus, of whom 65 remain in intensive care units across the State.

The Republic’s Department of Health has also confirmed 92 deaths linked to Covid-19, over the past 7 days, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths in the Irish Republic to 6,228.

In Northern Ireland, a further 4,769 cases of coronavirus were reported today, up from 4,622 on Tuesday.

There are 357 patients with Covid-19 confirmed in northern hospitals, up from 337 reported yesterday.

There were 13 patients with Covid-19 in hospital intensive care units, down from 21 reported on yesterday.

Sadly also, 5 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, since the start of the pandemic, to 3,120.


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