All Irish hospitals to examine Covid-19 reporting systems as one hospital failed to report 250 cases until yesterday

All of the country's hospitals are to have their Covid-19 reporting systems examined urgently, after it emerged one hospital failed to report 250 confirmed cases until yesterday evening.

Some of the cases involving patients at the unnamed hospital date as far back March.

In total, there are now 23,847 confirmed Covid-19 cases here, while the death toll has risen to 1,506.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, says hospitals are legally obliged to report cases of the virus immediately:

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