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Over 2,000 new cases of Covid-19 recorded today

Aug 20, 2021 18:08 By Shannonside News
Over 2,000 new cases of Covid-19 recorded today Over 2,000 new cases of Covid-19 recorded today
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251 people are in hospital with the virus, up seven in 24 hours, with 52 in intensive care.

The highest number of Covid-19 cases in almost seven months has been reported today.

There are 2,098 new infections - the highest in a single day since January 22nd.

251 people are in hospital with the virus, up seven in 24 hours, with 52 in intensive care, which is unchanged.

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The chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan, says it's the second time in a week there have been over 2,000 cases - which is very concerning.

Meanwhile,

A further 114 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK.

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The latest daily figures show another 37-thousand-314 new cases.

More than 47-point-5 million people have now received their first dose of a vaccine, while 41-point-3 million have had both.

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