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Coronavirus: Over 2,000 New Cases Confirmed

406 people are being treated in hospital.

2,180 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 -- the most new infections reported in one day since late January. 

406 people are being treated in hospital for the virus, 71 of them receiving intensive care. 

Tony Canavan, chief executive of the Saolta Hospital Group, says there's a simple explanation for rising infection numbers.

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