Eight further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 330 new cases 1 week ago

Eight further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 330 new cases

 The latest figures have been released.

Eight further Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed by the Department of Health, as well as 330 new cases.

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99 of Friday's cases are in Dublin, while 28 are in Cork, 26 are in Louth, 25 are in Meath, 21 are in Donegal and 18 are in Wicklow. The rest are spread across a number of counties.

As of Friday afternoon, the number of people in ICU remains unchanged from yesterday at 33.

There are currently 283 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals across the country, with 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The national incidence rate is now believed to be 113.1.

Earlier on Friday, the Northern Ireland Department of Health reported that 369 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

Sadly, a further 12 deaths have also been reported up north, though two of the deaths were outside the 24 hour period.

Speaking to Pat Kenny this morning, Professor Luke O’Neill said that when the first round of Covid-19 vaccines are distributed across the country, we should expect to see an immediate decrease in the national R number.

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