Number of Covid-19 diagnoses increases for the first time in ten weeks

The number of people who were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the Republic increased last week for the first time in ten weeks. 

The Central Statistics Office says there were 78 confirmed cases - up nine from the previous week. 

Dublin continues to be worst affected county, accounting for 51% of all Covid deaths.

Healthcare workers continue to make up a third of all cases.

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