Six further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 265 new cases 1 month ago

Six further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 265 new cases

The latest figures have been released.

Six further Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed, as well as 265 new cases.

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There has now been a total of 2,086 Covid-19 related deaths and 73,491 positive cases in Ireland.

As of this afternoon, there are 232 people in hospitals across the country with Covid, with 27 of them currently in the ICU.

Speaking on Friday, Doctor Ronan Glynn said: "If you are heading out this weekend, please make every effort to keep safe.

"Plan ahead, meet outside where possible and keep your contacts to a minimum.

"Avoid crowded or poorly ventilated spaces and leave if your environment doesn’t feel safe."

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan said that the recent stabilisation in cases that we have experienced is fragile, but that we must not get complacent.

A warning was also issued that tomorrow's figure may be higher than usual for a Saturday, due to an IT issue that occurred this week.

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Earlier on Friday, the Northern Ireland Department of Health reported that a further 449 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

Sadly, a further six deaths have also been reported up north.

This comes on the same day that the first batch of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine arrived in Northern Ireland.