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Covid-19 Cases Today Reach 2,568 On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health have confirmed 1,423 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours here in the Irish Republic.

Ther are 286 people with Covid-19 currently receiving treatment in our hospitals around the country, down 11 on yesterday reported figures. Of these 63 patients are being treated in intensive care units, unchanged since yesterday.

The incidence of Covid-19 per 100,000 of our population, over the past two weeks, has fallen back to 390. Earlier this month, the rate was over 450 cases per 100,000 people. Ireland has the highest percentage uptake of fully vaccinated adults over 18 years of age within the EU, according to figures published by the European Centre for Disease Control.

In Northern Ireland, their Department of Health has today confirmed another 1,145 cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours, up from 1,020 reported yesterday. There were 384 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospitals today, compared to 379 yesterday.

Of these, 32 patients with the virus are in hospital intensive care units today, down 1 on yesterday’s figures.
Alas, sadly, a further 4 coronavirus-related deaths have also been reported in Northern Ireland today.

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

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