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1,189 cases confirmed as Nphet warns of rise in travel-related infections

A further 1,189 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).

They said as of 8am today, 95 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised and a further 23 are in ICU.

It comes as the deputy chief medical officer, Ronan Glynn said that there has been a sharp increase in travel-related cases.

Dr Glynn said over the past fortnight there have been 800 cases of Covid-19 related to travel. He added that 75 per cent of these cases are aged less than 35 years old.

In a post on Twitter he added: “Public health colleagues are reporting an increasing number of cases in people who have travelled overseas very shortly after they have completed their vaccine course.”

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