416 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland 2 weeks ago

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

Just under 75 people in Ireland are hospitalised with Covid-19.

There have been 416 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Ireland.

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The figures released from the Department of Health on Saturday 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.

74 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 29 are in ICU.

In a statement on Friday night, HSE CEO Paul Reid said Ireland was in a "really strong position" regarding Covid-19.

He encouraged people to keep their "guard up" against the virus over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Reid wrote on Twitter: "Notwithstanding some challenges, we head into the Bank Holiday weekend in a really strong position. Covid-19 patients in hospital are now down to 70 with 28 of those in ICU.

"We've achieved too much to let it slip now. Enjoy the weekend and let's keep our guard up."

Meanwhile, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly was given his first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at the Shoreline Centre in Greystones in Wicklow - which he called "such a brilliant experience".

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