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Covid-19 Numbers Confirmed Today At 2,098 On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,059 new cases of Covid-19 within the past 24 hours, here in the Republic of Ireland.

There are 308 people in our hospitals who have tested positive for the virus, up 11 since yesterday. Of these patients, 59 remain in ICUs, unchanged over the past 24 hours.

The 14 Day Incidence of confirmed COVID-19 cases per Local Electoral Area here in Co. Tipperary between dates 14/09 to 27/09, reads as follows:-
Nenagh: 16; Roscrea-Templemore: 20; Carrick-on-Suir: 60; Cahir: 67; Newport: 69; Thurles: 78; Cashel-Tipperary: 81; and Clonmel: 98.

Over half of the people who died from Covid-19, since April last, were not vaccinated, according to a new report by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Of the 301 Covid-19 deaths notified between April 1st and September 25th, 50.8% were people who were not vaccinated.

Meanwhile, a phase 3 trial of Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics’ oral antiviral treatment ‘Molnupiravir’, latter developed for the treatment of influenza, showed it reduced the risk of hospitalization and or death by around 50% in Covid patients.
Merck now plan to seek emergency use authorization in the U.S.A. and will submit marketing applications to other global drug regulators.
If authorized by regulatory bodies, ‘Molnupiravir’ could be the first oral antiviral medicine for Covid virus.

In Northern Ireland a further 1,039 cases of coronavirus were reported in the past 24 hours, down from 1,163 reported yesterday.

There are 342 patients with Covid-19 in their hospitals; a number which remains unchanged from yesterday. The number of patients with Covid-19 in northern intensive care units has increased to 33 today, up from 29 reported yesterday.
Sadly, 8 further coronavirus-related deaths have been reported today, bringing the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 to 38 in their latest weekly update.

Coronavirus figures confirmed north and south on the Irish mainland, over the past 24 hours, total 2,098.

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

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