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Chief Medical Officer: Covid 19 Incidence Rate Rising, Steadily, In All Age Groups.

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1,496 new cases were reported here yesterday

The Chief Medical Officer says the incidence of Covid-19 is rising steadily in all age groups and in 21 of 26 counties.

The 14-day incidence rate is 493 cases per 100,000 people, the highest it has been since January.

1,496 new cases were reported here yesterday, while 230 were in hospital last night, and 54 in intensive care.

The number of daily admissions to ICU with the disease has also doubled from 3 to 6 in the past week.

UCD virus expert, Dr Gerald Barry, says more needs to be done to stem rising infection rates:

Dr. Barry, says the vast majority of those who're very sick are unvaccinated

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