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Covid surge Almost 64,000 people test positive for Covid-19 since St Patrick’s Day

As of 8am today, 1,308 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 49 are in ICU

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Almost 64,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 since St Patrick’s Day and the double Bank Holiday weekend.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 4,024 PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19.

In addition, on Sunday, March 20, 10,631 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal.

On Thursday, March 17, the HPSC was notified of 5,231 PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19. 8,322 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal the previous day.

On Friday, March 18, the HPSC was notified of 5,628 PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19. 6,313 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal the previous day.

On Saturday, March 19, the HPSC was notified of 4,787 PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19. 6,774 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal the previous day.

On Sunday, March 20, the HPSC was notified of 5,067 PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19. 7,177 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal the previous day.

As of 8am today, 1,308 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 49 are in ICU.

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