Further 20,909 new cases of Covid with 83 deaths last week | BreakingNews.ie

The death toll from Covid-19 has topped 6,000 as health officials confirmed there have been 83 deaths related to the virus in the last week.

As the Irish Examiner reports, it now brings the death toll from the virus in Ireland to 6,035.

Health officials added that 20,909 cases of the virus have been recorded today. The State hit the milestone of one million Covid cases on Monday.

The Department of Health also confirmed that there are 1,055 patients with the virus in hospital, down seven from yesterday’s figures.

Of those in hospital, 92 are in intensive care.

It comes as changes to the rules around close contacts were confirmed by Government. The changes will reduce the requirement for restricted movements for close contacts.

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