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Today: 3,513 Covid-19 Cases On Island Of Ireland.

The Department of Health has confirmed a further 1,903 confirmed cases of Covid-19 here in the Irish Republic . The number of people in our hospitals with the virus, today stands at 219, up 13 patients on yesterday, of whom 37 are in our ICU’s, an increase of 1 on yesterday’s figures.

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland have confirmed a further 1,610 cases of coronavirus today, up from 1,467 on Wednesday.
There are 341 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals in Northern Ireland, with 42 patients with Covid-19 in their intensive care units.

Both the above confirmed figures bring to 3,513 the number of new Covid-19 cases confirmed on the whole island of Ireland, just over the past 24 hours; an increase of 228 on yesterday’s figures.

Here in the republic of Ireland, there have been, sadly, a total of 169 Covid-19 deaths since the beginning of April 2021.
Note: While some of those who died would have had underlying conditions, including 7 persons who were fully vaccinated; 94 deaths occurred in April 2021; 37 in May 2021; 14 in June 2021; 16 in July 2021 and to-date in August sadly a further 8 deaths.

The risk of ending up seriously unwell for the vast majority of people is now preventable because of the implemented vaccination programme. In relation to death reporting; since mid-May, there has been a difficulty in reporting figures for Covid-19 deaths, due to the Russian cyber-attack on the HSE’s outdated IT systems.

It has been confirmed that more than three million people have been to-date fully vaccinated in Ireland and by this weekend 90% of adults will be at least partially vaccinated while 80% will be fully vaccinated.

News on the positive side.

Irish citizens and businesses have so far donated more than one million Covid vaccines to poorer countries, through a UNICEF campaign. The ‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ campaign has raised more than €2.5 million since it was launched last June.

The HSE Health Service Executive have, since last night, opened registration for vaccination for children aged 12 to 15 years. Already by mid-morning today, over 42,000 non vaccinated children had signed-up according to HSE figures, with many having already received appointments for this coming weekend. Around 280,000 children will be eligible for immunisation with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Parents and guardians are being asked to keep in the forefront of their minds that the Covid virus remains a risk to anyone who has not suffered from the virus or who remains unvaccinated.

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