Ireland hit by ‘serious surge’ of Covid-19


The World Health Organisation says Ireland has been hit by the 'serious surge' of Covid-19 recently.

The country's five-day moving average has increased by 10 per cent over the past five days, and is now 538.

There was a slight drop yesterday, with 371 new cases and 24 deaths announced - 27 of the new cases were in Donegal.

There were 325 people in public hospitals with the virus last night - with 76 in intensive care.

Six infectious Covid patients were being treated in LUH, 2 in ICU.

Dr David Nabarro, the WHO's special envoy on Covid, says Ireland's situation is concerning: