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07 Dec 2021

Highest number of daily Covid-19 cases confirmed since January

Chief medical officer says figure expected to increase in the coming days

Almost 18,000 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Donegal since start of pandemic

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 4,407 confirmed cases of Covid-19

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 4,407 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

As of 8am on Tuesday, 614 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 114 are in ICU.

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said: "In the last 14 days, we have been notified of almost 55,000 cases of Covid-19.

"The only time we have had more cases in a 14-day period was in January this year, and, unfortunately, we do expect this figure to increase in the coming days."

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