319 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland 1 week ago

319 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland

23 patients are currently in intensive care with the virus.

There have been 319 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Ireland.

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The figures released from the Department of Health on Friday did not contain information regarding deaths related to Covid-19.

The Department of Health's statement said that the number of daily cases may also change due to future data validation.

60 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 23 are in ICU.

In a Twitter post earlier on Friday, HSE CEO Paul Reid said hospital figures were seeing an "amazing decline", which he credited to the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and public support.

He wrote: "Covid-19 inpatients in hospital continues an amazing decline. Down to 59 cases with 23 of those in ICU.

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"This is a remarkable benefit of our strong vaccination programme and public support overall. We all deserve to cherish and protect these great moments."

He added in another post: "Further good news this morning. 8 adult hospitals now have zero Covid-19 inpatients (St James's, Naas, Tullamore, Sligo, Galway, Kilkenny, Mercy, Waterford). Also the three Children's Hospitals at Temple St, Crumlin & Tallaght. Great relief for patients, public and staff."