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Coronavirus: 1361 New Cases Confirmed Today

HSE CEO says about 70 per cent of people in hospital with Covid were admitted for treatment of the virus.

The head of the HSE says about 70 per cent of people in hospital with Covid were admitted for treatment of the virus.

The government had requested better data around Covid patients, as some people catch the virus in hospital, or may be treated for something else and test positive while in care.

1361 covid cases have been confirmed today - 160 people are in hospital with the disease, of which 26 are in ICU. 

Paul Reid says the vast majority of covid patients were admitted due to the effects of the virus; 

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