Covid-19 Thursday: 1,818 new cases

August 19th, 2021 6:05 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

As of 8am today, 1,605 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 50 are in ICU. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,818* confirmed cases of Covid-19.

As of 8am today, 244 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 52 are in ICU.

  1. Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, Department of Health, said: ‘We are experiencing a rapid rise in the incidence of the disease across the country, with 12,348 cases reported in the last 7 days. This means that the virus is now circulating widely in our communities.’




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