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17,078 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed Today On Irish Mainland.

Today, 17,078 new Coronavirus cases confirmed on Irish Mainland; down 251 on yesterday’s reported figures.

In the Irish Republic, the Department of Health has confirmed 12,875 new cases of Covid-19, over the past 24 hours.
Of these confirmed cases, 6,061 are PCR-confirmed, while 6,814 are positive antigen tests, same registered via the HSE portal.

There were 610 patients with the virus being treated in hospital as of 8:00am, this morning, representing a reduction of 20 cases on the same time yesterday. As of 11:30am, there remained 63 patients with the virus receiving attention in the Republic’s ICUs, down 2 also on the same time yesterday.

This figure compares with 896 cases reported 14 days ago and 708 infections reported 7 days ago.

Today, due to a Covid-19 outbreak; visiting restrictions have been introduced at two inpatient wards in Nenagh General Hospital, latter situated on the R498 at Tyone, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

The wearing of face masks will remain mandatory in several Irish settings until the end of this month, when the rule on mask-wearing will be then be further reviewed by NPHET, with health officials then advising the government on their future need.

In Northern Ireland a further 4,203 cases of coronavirus have been reported within the past 24 hours today, down from 4,769 reported on yesterday.

Today, there were 354 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospitals same figure down 3 on yesterday; with 11 of these patients, diagnosed with the killer virus, in hospital intensive care units, down a further 2 on yesterday.

Sadly, 3 Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported today, bringing the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, since the start of the pandemic, to 3,123.

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