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Ireland in for 'bumpy journey' as Covid cases rise - Reid

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Health Service Executive CEO Paul Reid has said the country is in for a "bumpy journey" for the next few weeks due to the Delta variant of Covid-19.

Yesterday, the Department of Health reported 1,377 new cases of the virus, which is the highest number of cases in more than five months.

There were 78 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, with 22 of these in intensive care units. In a post on Twitter, Mr Reid said community positivity from testing reduced yesterday from 8.4% to 6.7%.

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