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28 More People Have Died From Covid-19 And There Are 936 New Cases


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Covid-19 figures

A further 28 people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic.

936 new cases have also been confirmed.

It now brings the death toll to 794 and the number of confirmed cases stands at 17,607.

The World Health Organisation says almost half of all people in Europe who died with Covid-19 lived in care facilities.

Over 2.6 million cases and 184,000 deaths linked to the virus have now been recorded worldwide.

Across 211 countries and territories, more than 2.6 million Covid-19 cases have also been recorded.

In the US alone, 842,000 cases have been reported and 46,000 patients have died.

The WHO says nearly 50% all people in European countries who died lived in care facilities.

It's Europe Office says there is a "deeply concerning picture" emerging.

Italy has been the worst-affected European country with over 25,000 deaths.

In the UK, another 616 people have died in hospital, bringing the total to over 18,700.

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon says life won't return to normal this year, with classrooms and offices needing redesigning for social distancing.

Human trials on a vaccine begin today, with Oxford scientists hopeful it'll prove safe and effective by September.


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