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19% Increase In Number Of Covid Tests In The Community Last Week.

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Nearly 137,000 were taken between November 1st and 7th

There was a 19 per cent increase in Covid tests carried out in the community last week.

Nearly 137,000 were taken between November 1st and 7th - compared to less than 115,000 the previous week.

The five-day moving average of cases has increased by 30 per cent in the past week - and is now 3,551.

526 Covid patients were in public hospitals last night - the highest in over eight months.

But DCU immunology professor, Christine Loscher, doesn't think restrictions will be re-introduced

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