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One death and eight further Covid-19 cases confirmed in Republic of Ireland

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One coronavirus-related death was confirmed in the Republic yesterday

One coronavirus-related death was confirmed in the Republic yesterday

One coronavirus-related death was confirmed in the Republic yesterday

One coronavirus-related death was confirmed in the Republic yesterday.

A further eight coronavirus cases have been confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). It brings the total number of cases across the border to 25,303, while the number of deaths now stands at 1,706.

As of Saturday night, there were 74 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Irish hospitals.

Twenty-seven Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units, down from a peak of more than 160 in April.

Since the outbreak began, 3,279 people have been hospitalised with Covid-19, while 416 patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

In London, the Department of Health and Social Care said 41,698 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Saturday, up by 36 from 41,662 the day before.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted that across the UK, only 36 deaths were recorded with coronavirus on Saturday - the lowest since March 21. "We are winning the battle against this horrible disease," he added.

Belfast Telegraph