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Over 21,000 Covid-19 Cases Confirmed Today

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ICU numbers are down on yesterday's figure.

Over 21-thousand cases of Covid19 have been confirmed today.

There are 7,038 PCR-confirmed cases, while 14,060 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal.

The total is 21,098.

Some 1,395 patients are in hospital, which is an increase of 57 on yesterday.

55 are in ICU, which is down from 61 yesterday.

A replacement for NPHET is expected to be set up soon, and the Tanaiste says discussions are already taking place.

It's the role of the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan to continue to give advice on the response to the pandemic at present.

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar says work is underway on establishing a group to succeed the National Public Health Emergency Team:

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