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Further 3,060 New Cases Of Covid-19 Confirmed On Island Of Ireland.

This evening the Department of Health has confirmed 1,496 further coronavirus cases here in the Republic of Ireland. There are 248 persons with the virus in the Republic’s hospitals with 54 of these patients in intensive care units.

Chief Executive of the HSE, Mr Paul Reid has confirmed that over 6.4 million vaccines have been administered, with 82% of adults fully vaccinated and 90% partially vaccinated.

Mr Reid has also confirmed that 47,000 vaccines have been administered to the 12 to 15-year-old age group. The vaccine roll-out for the latter age group began on Friday, after registration for the group opened on Wednesday night ahead of schedule.

He further confirmed that currently almost 100,000 young people in that age group have registered so far to be vaccinated on the HSE online portal.

Another 1,564 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Northern Ireland, with, sadly, 7 more coronavirus-related deaths.

There are currently 392 patients with Covid in Northern Ireland’s hospitals, up from 334 on Monday last, with 47 of these patients in intensive care units; latter a similar figure as confirmed yesterday.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has announced a “Big Jab Weekend” to further encourage as many people as possible to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

The above confirmed figures bring to 3,060 the overall number of new Covid-19 cases present on the whole island of Ireland, reported over the past 24 hours.

Please remember, vaccines are the best and only way to end this pandemic.

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