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Coronavirus: 1,224 New Cases Confirmed

1 7 people have been admitted to the ICU in the last 24 hours.

There has been a further 1,224 Covid-19 cases reported today.

278 people are in hospital with the virus, up 17 in 24 hours.

63 are in ICU, down three.

Meanwhile, thousands of people are returning to the office tomorrow as part of the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Many will be going back to the buildings for the first time in 18 months.

For the majority of the pandemic the Government's advice has been to work from home unless absolutely necessary.

It will begin on a phased basis however as social distancing rules will still apply until October 22nd.

Restrictions on group activities will also be eased from tomorrow.

For indoors, such as dance classes and sport up to 100 people can mix - if they're all vaccinated.

However, if not everyone has been double jabbed or recently recovered from Covid-19 attendance will be limited to just six people.

While for these activities outdoors there will be no more restrictions in place.

Tomorrow will be the final day of restrictions easing ahead of October 22nd when nightclubs are set to reopen, and the majority of other measures are lifted.

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