Coronavirus Cases Confirmed At 2,434 Today On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,271 new cases of Covid-19 in the Irish Republic over the last 24 hours.

There are 297 patients identified with the virus in our hospitals, down 3 on yesterday, with 59 of these in intensive care units, a decrease of 1 since yesterday.

There have been, sadly, 17 Covid-19 deaths in the 7 days to last Tuesday, official figures confirm. This brings the number of deaths in September to 102, same the highest monthly death total since last March.

Not before time, YouTube has at last confirmed it will remove videos that falsely claim that approved vaccines are dangerous, as social networks seek to crack down on health misinformation around Covid-19 and other diseases.

The total direct expenditure as a result of Covid-19, between February 2020 and 2021 was €17.1 billion, according to the annual report published today by the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, over the past 24 hours, yet another 1,163 cases of the virus have been notified by their Department of Health, while, sadly, a further 2 patients have died, who had tested positive for the virus.
There were 342 Covid-positive patients in northern hospitals this morning, 31 of whom were in intensive care units.

Coronavirus Figures confirmed north and south on the Irish mainland, over the past 24 hours, total 2,434.

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


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