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Confirmed Covid Cases On Island Of Éire Reach 2,593.

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,120 new cases of Covid-19 in the RepubliC Of Ireland today, with 142 people in hospitals; some 27 of whom are in ICU’s.
Irish Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, has strongly urged anyone eligible to register for vaccine to do so as soon as possible.

In Northern Ireland, there were 1,473 new virus infections reported today, with sadly three further related deaths, bringing the total of confirmed cases on our island of Éire to 2,593.

The Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly, has confirmed that the Covid-19 vaccination programme will be extended to all those aged 12 to 15, with the online portal to register, to be opened sometime next week.

Earlier, this week a recommendation by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) was made to the Government, confirming that all children in this age category should be offered an mRNA vaccine.

In other news; the number of people permitted to attend weddings will rise to 100 after August 5th, according to Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Simon Coveney. Minister Coveney stated that the Government had made an exception for weddings, but their future message remains one of continued caution.

Booster Covid-19 shots combined with possibly flu vaccine are expected to be offered first to nursing home residents, vulnerable groups, those aged over 80 years and to frontline health workers, in the coming months.

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