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Coronavirus: Over 3,000 New Cases Confirmed

106 people are in ICU with the illness.

The Department of Health has confirmed 3,805 new cases of Covid-19 today.

As of 8am today, 582 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised.

106 of these are in intensive care.

Meanwhile, anyone with a busy social calendar this festive season is being urged to take regular antigen tests.

The call comes amid elevated infection rates here with 4,642 new confirmed cases in the latest figures from the Department of Health.

Dr. Paddy Mallon is an infectious disease physician at St Vincent's hospital and a Professor of Microbial Diseases at UCD and he says testing twice a week can help to cut down on the number of infections:

 

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