Covid: 8,354 new cases confirmed, 19 newly notified deaths

A total of 6,824 Covid-related deaths have been recorded in the State since the onset of the pandemic
Covid: 8,354 new cases confirmed, 19 newly notified deaths

Muireann Duffy

The Department of Health has confirmed 8,354 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday afternoon.

The figures show 4,076 cases were confirmed through the PCR testing system, while a further 4,278 were positive antigen test results uploaded via the HSE portal.

There were also 19 further Covid-related deaths notified on Wednesday, brining the total number to 6,824.

Almost 83,000 PCR tests were conducted over the past seven days, with a positivity rate of 32.2 per cent.

On Wednesday morning, there were 1,333 people with the virus in hospital, 58 of whom were being treated in intensive care.

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