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1,984 Covid-19 Cases On Island Of Ireland Today.

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,345 new cases of Covid-19 within the Republic of Ireland today. There were 141 people being treated in our hospital as of 8:00am, up 18 in number on yesterday.

The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units (ICU’s) stands at 25, an increase of 3 in the past 24 hours, with 87% of new cases today aged under 45 years.

In Northern Ireland, there has been 639 confirmed new cases with sadly 2 further coronavirus-related deaths, within the last 24-hour. Here there are now 208 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals; of these 25 remain in intensive care units. This brings to 1,984 Covid-19 Cases on the island of Ireland today.

Here in our Irish Republic, today, many restaurants, cafés and bars have reopened their doors, catering for indoor eating and drinking, while operating under strict new legal public health regulations.

All adults entering same must show proof that they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered from the disease in the past six months.
Note: Adults are considered fully vaccinated one week after their second Pfizer jab; two weeks after their second shot of Moderna or AstraZeneca and two weeks after their single-dose Janssen vaccine.

A Digital Covid Cert (DCC) will be the primary evidence for proof of immunity, when going into a pub, restaurant, café or food venue to access indoor hospitality. All premises must be clear of all customers by 11.30pm.

The Health and Safety Authority and HSE have been designated in new legislation, as having a role in assessing compliance.

Abroad, the Netherlands has cancelled all summer music festivals after a recent spike in coronavirus infections, mainly blamed on the new highly-infectious Delta variant, with Dutch health authorities reporting 3,900 new infections today.

Tens of thousands of people are also under lock-down in the Republic of China’s Jiangsu’s province. In the capital Nanjing, the authorities are testing the city’s 9.2 million residents, after an outbreak linked to its airport last week.

In France, President Emmanuel Macron last week ordered that a health pass, should be proof of full vaccination or a negative test, be required for people to visit venues such as cinemas and nightclubs and any venue gathering where more than 50 people are in attendance. France recorded almost 23,000 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, twice as many as last week, as the Delta variant caused a surge.

Some 10 million residents of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam will be placed under a strict overnight curfew beginning today, seen as an unprecedented move to curb infections as Vietnam battles a rapid Covid-19 surge.

Please try to remain safe.

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