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Covid-19 Updates: Fri. 4th June 2021 – 529 New Virus Cases.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed there have been 529 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic; with same case numbers subject to future data validation.

There are 86 people with Covid-19 remaining in hospital today in the Republic of Ireland, and of that number 28 are in ICU’s.

As of June 2nd, almost 2.9 million vaccines have now been administered to people residing in the Republic of Ireland, and of these 900,000 have received their second vaccination. Vaccine uptake for persons over the age of 80 is almost 99%.

HSE Chief Executive Mr Paul Reid has confirmed that there had been a 10% rise in Covid-19 cases across the country last week, with increased community referrals; with a significant increase in infections among young adults aged between 19-30 years.

Between May 16th and June 3rd last, some 970 people have tested positive for the virus in Co. Limerick, a trend not experienced as yet in neighbouring counties. Social gatherings have been cited as the source of the outbreaks; making their way into schools and workplaces.

Gardaí have appealed to people to show responsibility while socialising outdoors over this weekend holiday period.

In Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has confirmed 73 new cases of the disease today.

Within the UK a further 6,238 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded as of 9:00am today, the highest single-day figure since March 25th last.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5.30pm this evening, now stands at well over 172.26 million confirmed cases, with global deaths at well over 3.70 million.

Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly In Order To Protect Each Other.

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