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Friday, April 23, 2021

1,403 cases of Covid-19 in children in two weeks in Ireland

The latest report on Covid-19 cases from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows that there were 1,403 cases in children aged 12 years and younger, in the two weeks to 27th February.

Of these, 28 were admitted to hospital, but none were in intensive care units.

There were 589 cases among those aged 0-4 years, with 814 cases in those aged 5-12, while there were 710 cases in the 13-18 age group.

Meanwhile, the number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 continues to reduce, according to the latest official figures.

There are currently 546 confirmed cases of the disease in hospitals, down eight on the situation yesterday evening.

The ICU numbers also are down to 120.

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