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Coronavirus: 1,031 new cases and two deaths

There are 231 patients with Covid-19 being treated in hospital, with 27 in intensive care.

There have been 1,031 new Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland in the last 24-hour reporting period, the Department of Health has announced, bringing the total to 26,208.

This includes 6,891 new positive cases notified in the last seven days.

There are 231 patients with Covid-19 being treated in hospital, with 27 in intensive care.

There were two deaths reported on Saturday, taking the toll recorded by the department to 610.

A further 1,276 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Rpublic by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), bringing the total to 48,678.

Eight more deaths with the virus were recorded, taking the total to 1,849. Of the eight, one occurred in June, two in September and five in October.

Of the latest cases, 278 were in Dublin, 149 in Cork, 108 in Meath, 107 in Galway, 80 in Wexford – and the remaining 554 cases are spread across 21 counties.

As of 2pm on Saturday, 260 Covid-19 patients were hospitalised, of which 30 are in intensive care.

 

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