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More than 700 positive cases of coronavirus confirmed across island of Ireland

More than 700 positive cases of coronavirus were confirmed across island of Ireland

MORE than 700 positive cases of coronavirus were confirmed across the island of Ireland last night.

No deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours.

The Department of Health said that a further 420 positive cases of Covid-19 were reported in Northern Ireland.

There were 32 coronavirus patients were in hospital, including four in intensive care.

Other figures show that 2,070,574 vaccines have been administered in the north.

Meanwhile, in the Republic an additional 365 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.

There were 51 people with the virus in hospital, including 14 in intensive case.

The Republic's chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan last night also said the Delta variant accounted for "in excess of 70 per cent of all cases".

"While this variant continues to present a threat, those of us who are fully vaccinated can have confidence in their vaccine and should feel comfortable meeting with other fully vaccinated people in all settings," he said.

"Unfortunately, the Delta variant continues to present a risk to those of us who are unvaccinated or waiting for a second dose of vaccine - we need to continue to follow the public health advice, manage you contacts, avoid crowds, wear a mask, wash your hands and most importantly get your Covid-19 vaccine when it is offered to you."

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