431 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland 1 month ago

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

The number of patients with Covid-19 in hospital and intensive care continues to fall.

There have been 431 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.

58 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 22 are in ICU.

In a statement on Friday night, Deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Ronan Glynn said the profile of Covid-19 has continued to improve nationally over the last week.

He said: “While incidence in Limerick in particular remains very high (14 day incidence 451/100,000 population; 879 cases over the past fortnight) it is clear that there has been a concerted effort by all to arrest this pattern."

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He added: "However, over the coming days it remains very important that people nationally, but particularly in Limerick, continue to adhere to core protective measures - meet outdoors, avoid crowds, keep distance from others and come forward for testing if you have any concerns.

"Our continued adherence to the public health advice, along with our excellent uptake of the vaccine continues to give great hope and is one more example of the vast majority of people acting in solidarity with one another.

“I would encourage everyone to take the vaccine when it is offered to them."

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