8,248 New Covid Cases Confirmed, With Over 1,300 In Cork

A further 20 deaths linked to coronavirus have also been reported

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,374 new cases of Covid-19 in Cork today.

It is second only to Dublin, with 3,013 further coronavirus cases reported in the capital today.

The Chief Medical Officer says three cases of a new variant, first detected in South Africa, have now been confirmed here.

Anyone who's recently travelled from the country is being advised to self-isolate for 14 days and refer themselves for a test.

Here in Cork, over 180 nurses are unavailable to work at Cork University Hospital due to Covid reasons, resulting in the closures of wards at CUH and CUMH. 

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