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Leah Farrell

Coronavirus: 12,508 new cases and 1,610 patients in hospital, including 49 in ICU

There were 5,381 PCR-confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, and 7,127 positive antigens logged yesterday.

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS announced 12,508 new Covid-19 infections today.

The Department of Health announced this afternoon that 5,381 PCR-confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease have been notified today.

In addition, health officials said today that 7,127 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal yesterday.

As of 8am today, 1,610 people are in hospital with Covid-19, including 49 patients in intensive care units (ICU).

Yesterday there were a total of 14,549 new Covid-19 cases, with 1,605 people in hospital, 50 of whom were in ICU. 

On Monday, health officials announced that nearly 40,000 Covid-19 cases had been recorded in the previous three days.

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