27 Jun 2022

Department of Health confirms further reduction in number of new Covid-19 cases

Department of Health confirms further reduction in number of Covid-19 cases

The latest Covid-19 figures have been released

THE Department of Health says the number of PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland has fallen for the fifth consecutive day.

It says the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3,872 new confirmed cases of the disease - the lowest daily figure since Monday of last week when 3,692 PCR-confirmed cases were reported.

Given the easing of restrictions, Covid figures are no longer published at weekends but the Department has confirmed it was notified of 5,091 PCR-confirmed cases on Saturday and a further 4,400 PCR-confirmed cases on Sunday.

In addition to the PCR-confirmed cases, a total of 12,709 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE's online portal between Friday and Sunday.

Separately, the Department of Health says that as of 8am this Monday, there were 692 Covid-19 patients in hospitals across the country of which 75 were in ICU.

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