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Confirmed Covid Cases Today On Island Of Éire Reach 3,008, With 396 Hospitalised.

The Department of Health has reported 1,408 new cases of Covid-19 today. As of 8:00am this morning, 152 Covid patients were in our hospitals, of which 26 are in ICU’s.
Sadly, there have been, to date, a total of 5,035 Covid-19 deaths in the Irish Republic, since the pandemic began.

Professor Philip Nolan, (Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group), said the median age of today’s cases is 24.

The current trajectory of the more transmissible Delta variant, across the country, further confirms that unvaccinated people now remain at high risk of contracting the killer virus.

Professor Karina Butler, [Chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC)], said she would strongly encourage those aged between 12 and 15 years old, with underlying medical conditions; those living with perhaps a younger child with complex medical needs, or with an immuno-compromised adult; to accept their vaccination as soon as same becomes available.

Another 1,600 positive cases have been reported in Northern Ireland by their health department today, up from 1,473 yesterday.
Sadly, also there have been three more coronavirus-related deaths recorded within the last 24-hour period. There are now 244 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland hospitals, with 32 patients in intensive care units, 23 of whom are on ventilators.

These figures combined confirm that the number of coronavirus cases on the island of Éire has now reached 3008; an increase of 415 in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 2 ‘Walk-in’ vaccination services will be made available in the towns of Nenagh and Clonmel, in Co. Tipperary this coming weekend. There will be no need to arrange an appointment in order to attend, anyone over the age of 16 can just stroll in.

The vaccines available are the mRNA Pfizer or Moderna and those attending are required to supply photo ID, a PPS number, phone number and their email address.

Keep in mind that the service will be available to the rear (Northern end) of the Abbeycourt Hotel, Dublin Rd, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, on Saturday, July 31st (8:30am to 12:00pm), Sunday, August 1st (8:30am to 12:00pm) and Monday, August 2nd (1:30pm to 6:00pm), while in the south of the county, in the Clonmel Park Hotel, Poppyfield Retail Park, Cahir Rd, Ballingarrane South, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on Friday, July 30th (9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm) and Saturday, July 31st (8:00am to 1:00pm).

Here at home, children will NOT have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend their schools, the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly has confirmed, following his announcement yesterday that the Covid-19 vaccination programme will be extended to all those aged 12 to 15 years, possibly as early as next week.

Meanwhile abroad, persons vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the United States are being requested to resume wearing masks indoors, on the advice of the country’s top health authority.

In Australia, millions of residents in Sydney are spending another month in lock-down, at least until August 28th next, with authorities announcing, a still-fast-growing coronavirus outbreak and stubbornly low vaccination rates. Sydney residents are being requested not to leave their homes only for exercise, essential work, shopping for necessities such as food, or medical reasons.

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