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Covid-19 Updates: Mon. 24th May 2021 – 345 New Virus Cases.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed there have been 345 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic; with same case numbers subject to future data validation.

There are 127 people with Covid-19 remaining in hospital today in the Republic of Ireland, and of that number 44 are in ICU’s.

The HSE has confirmed said that 300,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered last week, and that it expects to administer a similar number of doses in the coming week.

The wearing of face coverings in crowded places will still be required possibly up to autumn or early winter of this year, the Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly has stated. He was speaking during a Seanad Éireann debate to extend emergency public health powers until November 9th next.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 167.26million confirmed cases, with global deaths at well over 3.46 million.

Meanwhile, Gardaí have stated that to-date they are not aware of any data stolen from the HSE computer system having been posted online today. Threats to publish the data had appeared online last week.

Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly.

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