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COVID-19: 1,963 New Confirmed Cases Reported


05:21 31 Oct 2021

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The Department of Health has reported an additional 1,963 cases of Covid-19 today.


500 people are being treated in hospital with the virus, up 30 on yesterday, with 93 receiving intensive care.


The Chief Medical Officer says he's "conscious" parents will be worried about high rates of Covid-19 among children aged 5-12.


But Dr Tony Holohan says the evidence is "child-to-child transmission is uncommon in schools" -- and the illness usually mild.


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