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The number of Covid-19 infections coming from the community is “persistent” and “not falling as much as we would like”, the Department of Health’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has said.

While most indicators are going in the right direction, Dr Holohan said there is a “persistent level of infections coming from the community, if I’m honest about it, particularly from younger people in the community”.

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