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Significant rise in Covid-19 cases, HPSC says

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There has been a significant rise in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the past week, up 60% on the previous week, according to latest figures.

There were 1,049 confirmed cases in the week to last Saturday, compared with 650 cases reported the previous week, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) said.

The centre described the level of Covid-19 circulating in Ireland as "moderate to high". There were also 486 hospitalisations in the last week, up 56% on the previous week.

Three deaths were reported in the past week, linked to the disease. No intensive care admissions have been reported in the last week.

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