348 new cases of Covid-19 reported across Ireland 1 month ago

348 new cases of Covid-19 reported across Ireland

There are 41 people in hospital with the virus, meanwhile, 13 people are in ICU.

As of midnight on Tuesday 22 June, the Department of Health has been notified of 348 new cases of Covid-19 across Ireland.

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Of the 348 cases, 41 are in hospital and 13 are in intensive care units throughout the country.

According to the Department, daily case numbers may change due to future data review, validation and update.

It comes as Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said on Wednesday that it's "too early to say" if the reopening on 5 July will be delayed due to the Delta variant.

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Tony Holohan, meanwhile, issued a warning on Monday about the Delta variant after revealing it accounted for 20% of Covid-19 cases in the last week.

Futhermore, on Tuesday, NPHET member Dr Mary Favier warned that reopening indoor hospitality as planned early next month could be "a recipe for problems".

Meanwhile, Leo Varadkar also cast doubts on the 5 July reopening on Wednesday as he said that a "dark cloud was on the horizon" due to concerns surrounding the Delta Covid-19 variant.

Speaking at an Enterprise Ireland results announcement on Wednesday morning, Varadkar said: “As things stand, the plan is still to ease restrictions on the fifth of July.

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“But as is always the case, that final call, that decision won’t be made until a few days before."