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New Covid-19 Cases Reach 13,922 On Irish Mainland In Past 24 Hours.

With pandemic emergency powers expiring at midnight tomorrow, there were 12,508 new Covid-19 infections reported in the Republic of Ireland today. These include 5,381 PCR-confirmed cases, with a further 7,127 positive antigen tests, latter having been logged on the Health Service Executive portal.

[Sadly, once again we had a Tipperary time wasting, politician, namely Independent TD Mattie McGrath, embarrassing his Tipperary electorate in Dáil Éireann, while claiming he had a petition with 3,000 signatures, all from people demanding that pandemic emergency powers be ended.]

This morning 1,610 patients with coronavirus were in our hospitals up from 1,605 yesterday and of these 49 are being treated in intensive care units across the Republic.

The total number of Covid-19-related deaths, since the start of the pandemic in the Republic, stands at 6,730 as per yesterday March 29th.

In Northern Ireland, a further 1,414 cases of coronavirus were reported today, down from 1,731 cases yesterday.
Today, there were 529 people with Covid-19 in hospital in Northern Ireland, with 5 patients in intensive care units.

Sadly, 5 new Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19, since the start of the pandemic, to 3,320.

Remember mask-wearing, although a minor inconvenience for people, could bring this wave of the Covid-19 virus to a much faster conclusion.

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