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Covid-19 Thursday: 2,605 new cases

October 28th, 2021 5:47 PM

By Emma Connolly

In recent weeks it was predicted that the number of new cases would top the 4,000 mark, but today it exceeded the 5,000 mark. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 2,605 new cases of Covid-19.

As of 8am today, 487 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised (down 16 on yesterday), of which 99 are in ICU.

The Tánaiste said today that 'nobody can rule out' another  lockdown; but he believed we can avoid it.

 

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