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New Covid-19 Cases Reach 21,776 On Irish Mainland In Past 24 Hours.

The Department of Health in the Republic of Ireland has confirmed 9,324 PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19, together with 10,542 positive antigen tests, logged through the HSE portal in the past 24 hours; bringing the overall total to 19,866 or 21,776 on the Irish mainland.

As of this morning, there were 1,466 Covid patients clogging our hospitals, up 41 on the same time yesterday. Of these there remain 55 patients being treated in the Republics ICU’s, across the country, an increase of 2 on yesterday.

These figures are announced, as a professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College, Dublin, Professor Mr Kingston Mills has stated that the surge in Covid cases was inevitable as it is difficult to stop transmission if people are not wearing their masks.

In Northern Ireland, a further 1,910 cases of coronavirus were reported on today, down from 2,524 cases on yesterday.

There are 528 patients with Covid in northern hospitals, down from 538 on yesterday, with 7 of these patients in intensive care units.
Sadly, 5 new Covid-19-related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the total number of Covid-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic to 6,693 as of yesterday.

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