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Steady rise in average number of new Covid-19 cases - HPSC

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The average number of new Covid-19 cases has risen steadily over the past five days, according to figures released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Yesterday, the Department of Health was notified of 16 more coronavirus-related deaths and 543 new cases. That marked the fifth day in a row that the five-day moving average, which charts the progress of the disease while smoothing out daily and weekend fluctuations, had increased.

The figures also showed that the 73% of the new cases were in people aged under 45 and the median age of those newly diagnosed was 29.

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