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2,224 Covid-19 Cases On Island Of Ireland Today.

Here in the Republic of Ireland, the Department of Health has confirmed 1,352 further cases of Covid-19. Presently there are 27 people in ICU’s, while 177 patients have been committed to hospital’s with the virus; with HSE Chief Executive Mr Paul Reid raising concerns regarding a steady rise in hospitalisations over the past 24 hours.

Over a six-week period the HSE has administered 2.1 million dose of vaccine, with 1 million of same administered in the first 12 weeks of 2021. Some 280,000 young people in the 12-15 age group will begin to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine this month, with GPs and pharmacies playing a key role in administration.

In Northern Ireland within the last 24-hours, there have, sadly, been 5 further coronavirus related deaths, while another 872 positive cases have been reported by their Department of Health. Here in Northern Ireland also almost 300 fraudulent Covid-19 passport claims have been rejected. This figure emerged after the region’s vaccine certification system was plagued with technical difficulties last week.

Figures north and south bring to 2,224 the number of Covid-19 cases on the island of Ireland in past 24 hours; up 54 on yesterdays calculations.

Meanwhile in Sydney, Australia, 300 members of the army have been brought in to help enforce its prolonged lock-down, while stay-at-home orders in Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane have been extended to curb a worsening outbreak.

In China today, millions of people are confined to their homes, as the country tried to contain its largest coronavirus outbreak in months; as an outbreak of the fast-spreading Delta variant reaches over 20 cities and more than a dozen provinces.

Please Stay Safe.

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