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Coronavirus: 1,345 New Cases Recorded Today

87 per cent of the cases involve people under 45, according to the Department of Health. 

There are 1,345 new cases of Covid-19. 

87 per cent of the cases involve people under 45, according to the Department of Health. 

141Covid patients are in hospital - over twice as many as two weeks ago - with 25 in intensive care. 

Chief medical officer, Tony Holohan, is expressing concern at the 'significant increase' in hospitalisations over the past fortnight. 

Meanwhile health experts have warned it may not be easy to provide clear data on Covid hospitalisations to the Cabinet. 

Ministers have looked for a more detailed breakdown of Covid cases. 

They want to establish how many people in hospital who've tested positive for Covid were actually hospitalised for another illness or injury. 

Professor of Health Systems at Dublin City University Anthony Staines, says that's not always easy to quantify:

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