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NPET Member Says Further Easing Of Restrictions In September Won't Happen, If Case Patterns Continue.

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239 Covid patients were in hospital last night.

A member of NPHET says further restrictions won't ease at the beginning of September if Covid cases continue to rise.

The five-day moving average has increased by 27 per cent in the past two weeks, and now stands at 1,854.

1,558 new cases were confirmed yesterday.

The government's due to announce a roadmap for the easing, or removal, of the remaining restrictions by the end of this month.

But Dr Mary Favier says further reopening may have to be delayed.

239 Covid patients were in hospital last night - after a drop of 23 in the space of 12 hours.

The number usually falls on a Monday evening, due to discharges after the weekend.

Beaumont Hospital has the most Covid patients in the country, at 23.

51 patients were in intensive care with the virus last night - the highest since mid-April.

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