A TOTAL of 5,677 new PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Ireland overnight.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre confirmed the news this afternoon, while also reporting that a further 5,578 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal.
There's been a total of 6,291 deaths related to Covid-19 notified in Ireland since the onset of the pandemic 23 months ago.
This includes 63 deaths newly notified in the past week.
As of 8am today, some 627 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, with 68 of these being seen at intensive care wards across the State.
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