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3,219 New Covid-19 Cases On Island Of Ireland Over Past 24 Hours.

Here in the Republic of Ireland, a total of 1,571 further people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, while 307 patients are being treated in our hospital. Of these, 55 patients remain in ICU.

In Northern Ireland, another 1,648 cases of coronavirus were reported on today, up from 1,320 cases reported just yesterday. There are 373 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals, up from 352 on Monday. Of these, 41 patients remain in intensive care units.
Sadly, also, 12 more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

The Chairperson of the National Public Health Emergency Team, Prof. Mr Philip Nolan has said that Covid-19 is now predominantly a disease of young, unvaccinated adults, while children under 12 are less susceptible to infection, than are older adolescents and adults.

Meanwhile, the Republic of Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan said he would not have a concern if concerts were to go ahead with fully vaccinated people attending.

Covid News from Overseas:

Scotland’s First Minister Ms Nicola Sturgeon has said she cannot completely rule out the need to reimpose coronavirus restrictions, as Scotland worst ever case numbers were recorded in the past 24 hours. Scotland recorded 10 coronavirus-linked deaths and 4,323 cases, in the just the past 24 hours.

Israel has said it would offer Covid vaccinations to students on school grounds, subject to parental approval, as it announced that their school year would open next week, despite continued surging coronavirus cases.

Meanwhile, worldwide there have been recorded some 212,855,315 virus cases with at least 4,446,559 deaths.

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