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684 Patients With Covid-19 In Irish Hospitals This Morning

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125 in ICU

684 Covid-19 patients are in Irish hospitals this morning.

125 people with the virus are in ICU, the highest figure since February.

Covid-19 patients numbers have increased by 10% over the past week, and by 37% over the past fortnight.

The Mater Hospital in Dublin has 74 Covid patients - the highest in the country.

Elsewhere, the Chief Medical Officer has admitted hat closing pubs and clubs at midnight, will not have a significant impact on infection rates of the virus, on its own.

NPHET will meet on Thursday, but Dr. Tony Holohan says it will be too soon to assess whether recently introduced measures have worked.

4,181 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed here yesterday.

Dr. Holohan says closing hospitality at midnight sends an important message to the public:

Professor of Immunovirology & Deputy Head of Medicine at University College Cork, Prof. Liam Fanning joined Clem Ryan on this morning's 'Kildare Today' discussing the country's current situation:


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