Covid: 15,983 new cases confirmed

Covid: 15,983 New Cases Confirmed Covid: 15,983 New Cases Confirmed
A member of staff takes a sample from a member of the public at a Covid-19 test site at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA), © PA Wire/PA Images
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There have been another 9,186 positive cases of Covid-19 confirmed by PCR testing, according to the Department of Health.

In addition, a further 6,752 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal.

As of 8am on Friday, there were 907 Covid-19 patients in hospital, with 37 in intensive care.

Meanwhile, one further person who had previously tested positive for Covid-19 has died in Northern Ireland.

Another 2,270 confirmed cases of the virus have also been notified in the last 24-hour reporting period.

On Friday morning there were 476 Covid-19 patients in hospital, with one in intensive care.

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