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Ireland records highest number of daily Covid-19 tests yesterday

The highest number of Covid-19 tests completed in a single day in Ireland was recorded yesterday, HSE CEO Paul Reid has said.

The Chief Executive Officer of the HSE said that 13,000 tests were completed, stating that this is “our highest daily number ever”.

He said that 98% of tests are coming back negative meaning the “vast majority would have been returned in much less than 2 days”.

As cases rise, there is need for an abundance of close contacts to get tested.

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