Number of Covid patients in hospitals increases

The number of people being treated in hospital with Covid 19 has increased by 15% in the past week.

127 were receiving treatment last night, while there were 43 in ICU.

The five-day moving average now stands at 431, which has increased by 5% in the past seven days.

It comes as the Health Minister warns face masks could be needed until Autumn or early Winter.

Margaret Harris from the World Health Organisation believes that’s a good decision.

“That’s wise advice. We know that the transmission mostly occurs in close quarters, cramped settings with poor ventilation.

“We all go into places like that, we all have to. We do want societies to open up, so take all precautions

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