HSE in plea for patience as 121 new cases of COVID19 confirmed and fourth person dies from virus

A male patient in the east of the country is now the fourth covid-19 patient to die in the Republic.

121 more people have tested positive in the last 24 hours, bringing the total infected here to 906.

Data just released also reveals 17 people were in intensive care at the start of the weekend.

The HSE is currently working on testing a backlog of 40,000 people.

Anne O'Connor is with the executive - she is encouraging people to be patient over the next couple of days:

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