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Hospitalisations Associated With Covid-19 Increase Sharply Over Past Weekend.

The Department of Health, in the Republic of Ireland has confirmed a further 7,143 new cases of Covid-19, over the past 24 hours,

Today, 2,383 cases were confirmed by PCR test, while 4,760 positive antigen test results were uploaded to the HSE portal, with hospitalisations associated with the virus increasing sharply over the past weekend.
There are 808 patients hospitalised with the virus as of this morning, up from 670 confirmed on Friday and with 47 people in intensive care, up from 43 reported on the same date.

Figures for the number of cases logged over the weekend have also been released, with 7,918 cases logged on Saturday and 4,791 on Sunday.

The total number of Covid-19-related deaths in the Republic of Ireland, since the start of the pandemic, sadly stands at 6,531.

In Northern Ireland, another 2,053 confirmed cases of the virus were notified in the last 24-hour reporting period, up from 1,725 cases on yesterday.

On Monday morning, there were 466 Covid-19 patients in northern hospitals, with just two in intensive care units.
Sadly, 2 more people, who had previously tested positive for Covid-19, have died in the Northern Ireland region, bringing the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic to 3,232.

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