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COVID-19: 5,634 new cases reported in Ireland today

There are 685 patients with COVID-19 being treated in Irish hospitals - the highest since late February.
Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

17.57 22 Nov 2021


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COVID-19: 5,634 new cases repo...

COVID-19: 5,634 new cases reported in Ireland today

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

17.57 22 Nov 2021


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A further 5,634 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Ireland today.

The five-day moving average of new cases has now risen to 4,712.

The five-day moving average of new COVID cases is now 4712

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As of this morning, there were 685 patients with COVID-19 being treated in Irish hospitals - the highest since late February.

Of those, 126 were being treated in intensive care.

Government ministers speaking today have insisted further restrictions aren’t inevitable.

That message was reiterated by Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.

He admitted that the new midnight curfew on pubs, restaurants and night clubs will make no difference on its own.

However, he insisted that transmission can be reduced if people follow the whole suite of measures that are in place.

He suggested there is already “good and encouraging evidence” that people are reducing their social interactions since the latest restrictions were announced.

In a statement this evening, Dr Holohan said: "Our latest data from Amárach is showing that almost 57% of people are reducing the number of people they plan to meet between now and Christmas and 45% have cancelled plans.

"We can also see that the level of compliance with the Digital COVID Cert has increased by almost 10% to 85%.

"None of this easy, particularly at this time of year. However, the data above shows that people are making a concerted effort to reduce their risk. If we can keep this going, it will have a positive impact on disease transmission."

Main image: File photo of members of NIAC and NPHET at a press conference. Photograph: Eamon Farrell / RollingNews.ie

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