MORE than 5,500 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been announced this evening.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 5,523 instances of the coronavirus.
On top of this, some 5,048 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal.
As of eight o'clock this morning, 896 Covid-19 patients are in hospital. Of these, 90 are being cared for across intensive care units in this country.
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