Six further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 226 new cases 1 month ago

Six further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 226 new cases

The latest figures have been released.

Six further Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed, as well as 226 new cases.

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The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland is now 2,028, with a total of 70,930 confirmed cases.

64 of Tuesday's cases are in Dublin, while 41 are in Donegal, 23 are in Tipperary, 13 are in Limerick, 12 are in Louth and 12 are in Wicklow.

The remaining 61 are spread across 16 other counties.

The Republic of Ireland's 14-day incidence is now 107.8.

As of this afternoon, the number of patients in ICUs across the country stands at 36, up three from yesterday, while there are 292 people in hospital with Covid.

Speaking on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar said that a "short enhanced" period of restrictions may need to be introduced in January, though we should aim to avoid a prolonged one. More on this can be read here.

Earlier on Tuesday, it emerged that a number of airlines have been discussing the prospect of "vaccine passports" - an electronic certificate that would prove that passengers had been vaccinated against Covid-19.

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