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25/10/2021

Covid-19 intensive care cases increase by 20% in a week

Another 1,384 cases confirmed by the Department of Health

"Bumpy journey" ahead with Delta variant of Covid-19

Health Service Executive CEO Paul Reid has said a rise in cases over the past four days has been matched with an increase in hospitalisations

The Department of Health has announced a further 1,384 cases of Covid-19.
As of 8am on Sunday, there were 382 Covid-19 patients in hospital, up 30 from Saturday, with 74 of those in ICU.

There were  1,940 cases announced on Saturday and 2,002 on Friday.

Health Service Executive CEO Paul Reid has said there has been a 20% increase in the number of people in ICU with Covid-19 in the last week.
A rise in cases over the past four days has been matched with an increase in hospitalisations, he told RTÉ.
He urged people to continue to come forward and be vaccinated.
In Northern Ireland , another 1,115 positive cases were confirmed along with three more deaths.

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