Coronavirus: 1,392 new cases recorded in Ireland

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There have been 1,392 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) this afternoon, bringing the total number of cases to 373 thousand.

There were 288 Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals this morning, of which 73 were in intensive care units, an increase of six since yesterday.

This is the highest number of people in ICU with the virus since March 25.

Meanwhile, Ireland has become the first EU country to vaccinate 90pc of its adult population, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said, citing figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

“A huge effort by the public, and everyone involved in our Covid vaccine rollout,” Mr. Martin said on Twitter.

 

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