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Covid-19 Cases Reach 3,307 Today On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health have confirmed 1,620 new cases of Covid-19 here in the Republic of Ireland in the past 24 hours.

There are 328 patients currently in our hospital, having tested positive for Covid-19 as of 8:00am this morning. In all 59 of these patients are being treated in intensive care units nationwide, an increase of 5 on yesterdays reported figures.

In Northern Ireland, their Department of Health has confirmed 1,687 new cases in the last 24-hour reporting period. There are 461 Covid-19 patients in northern hospitals this morning, 43 of whom are in intensive care units. Sadly, 6 further deaths of patients who had tested positive for Covid-19, have now also been reported over the same period.

Meanwhile, within the 8 Co. Tipperary Local Electoral Areas (LEA’s), over the past 14 day period, between Tuesday August 24th 2021 and Monday September 6th 2021 inc., there have been reported a total of 651 COVID-19 cases; details of which are shown hereunder.

Clonmel: 216; Cashel / Tipperary: 95; Thurles: 93; Carrick-On-Suir: 74; Newport: 54; Nenagh: 49; Cahir: 40, and Roscrea / Templemore: 30.

The Republic’s Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly has stated that the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has recommended that booster vaccines be provided to residents of nursing or care homes who are aged 65 and over, as well as anyone aged over 80. Same would be eligible to receive a mRNA vaccine booster dose.

In more positive news; 9 in 10 adults in Ireland have now been fully vaccinated, with over seven million Covid-19 vaccines due to be administered by the end of today.

Vaccination continues to offer the best protection against the most severe effects of COVID-19, including hospitalisation and death.

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