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Three further Covid-19 deaths in Republic of Ireland, 253 confirmed cases

There have been 253 new cases of the virus confirmed in the last 24-hour reporting period, 116 of which were in Dublin

Three further Covid-19 deaths have been reported in the Republic of Ireland, the National Public Health Emergency Team said.

There have been 253 new cases of the virus confirmed in the last 24-hour reporting period, 116 of which were in Dublin.

The fatality takes the Repubilc's coronavirus death toll to 1,792.

There have been a total of 32,271 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, there have been two further deaths linked to Covid-19 reported by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.

The total death toll according to departmental figures is now 575.

There have also been a further 163 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the last 24-hour reporting period.

This brings the total number of cases in the north to 8,943, including 763 in the last seven days.

In the north's hospitals, 33 patients have tested positive for Covid-19, with four in intensive care and three on ventilation.

There are 27 confirmed outbreaks in care homes and 11 suspected outbreaks.

The figures were released after the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) this morning said 887 deaths in the north have been linked to Covid-19.

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