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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

COVID-19: 1,173 new cases reported in Ireland

The Department of Health has reported a total of 1,173 new cases of Covid-19.

It added there are 79 patients receiving hospital treatment with the virus while 23 people are receiving treatment in ICU.

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Data in relation to the death rate as well as case numbers by county have been affected by the cyberattack on the HSE IT systems.

The Department of Health reported 994 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday with 80 people being treated in hospital and 22 in ICU.

As cases continue to rise, Taoiseach Micheál Martin stated that Ireland’s slow reopening was a wise approach.

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Martin stated, “The Delta variant is here, there will be an increase in case numbers, we’re watching very carefully the impact on hospitalisations and on ICUs,”.

In relation to the rise in cases, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan stated that the greatest majority of cases are occurring in those who are not fully vaccinated.

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