Covid-19 Updates: Tue. 18th May 2021 – 358 New Virus Cases.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed there have been 360 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic.

The Department of Health also noted that daily case numbers may change due to future data validation.

In Northern Ireland, their Department of Health has sadly reported 2 further coronavirus deaths and 104 new cases of the disease.

There are 102 people with Covid-19 remaining in hospital today in the Republic of Ireland, and of that number 39 are in ICU; 3 in intensive care.

The Covid-19 vaccine portal, for those aged 45 to 49 year, will open from tomorrow. The vaccine programme’s computer system, which is a new system, has not been compromised in the recent cyber attack on the HSE.

Currently, 36% of adults have received one vaccine dose, and 13% are fully vaccinated within our Republic.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 163.72 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 3.39 million.

Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly.


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