3,666 cases of Covid-19 reported yesterday evening
There are no Covid-19 PCR tests available in 18 counties across the country, including Kildare.
The HSE's self-referral portal shows zero availability in counties including Carlow, Dublin, Meath, & Wicklow.
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer has said no health service in the world could deal with the current demand for testing.
Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn says at the moment demand is far outstripping availability:
The Social Democrats are calling for PCR testing to increase.
GPs are calling for more walk-in community testing centres.
3,666 cases of COVID-19 were detected yesterday, while 638 patients with the virus are in hospital - including 130 in ICU.
Social Democrats co-leader Roisin Shortall says while testing capacity has increased in recent days, it's still not meeting demand:
🚨Antigen tests should only be used by those who are asymptomatic— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) November 23, 2021
🚨If you have symptoms of COVID-19, do not use an antigen test. Self-isolate and get a PCR test. pic.twitter.com/TXmrejV6Nr