3 Cases Of A Brazilian Variant Of Covid-19 Have Been Found Here For The First Time

They are all associated with travel from Brazil

The deputy chief medical officer, Ronan Glynn, says the strain is possibly more transmissible. 

763 new cases of Covid were confirmed here yesterday, along with 28 additional deaths. 

703 people are in hospital with the virus, with 151 in intensive care. 

Associate professor Tomás Ryan, a neuroscientist in Trinity College Dublin, says the Brazilian variant is deadly:

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