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12,508 Covid Cases Reported Today

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The news comes as the laws giving power to covid restrictions lapse tomorrow.

Some 12,508 Covid cases have been reported today.

1,610 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 49 are in ICU.  

The laws giving power to Covid restrictions will be allowed lapse tomorrow.

The Government hasn't sought any extension for the powers with Taoiseach Micheál Martin saying economic restrictions can't be justified.

He's faced calls to re-introduce some measures to deal with the rising number of Covid cases.

But the Taoiseach says those cases are not leading to serious illness:

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