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Coronavirus: 1,703 Cases Confirmed Today

There's been an increase of 10 people in ICU with the disease.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,703 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

As of 8am today, 363 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, a rise of 10 on yesterday with 52 in intensive care.

Speaking in Cork earlier, the Taoiseach said the Country should "take some heart" from early indications that the rates of Covid-19 in Ireland may be declining.

Monaghan-based GP, Dr. Illona Duffy, says further uptake of vaccines will help drive the numbers down further:

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