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Covid-19 Numbers Confirmed Today At 2,333 On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,124 new cases of Covid-19 here in the Irish Republic over the past 24 hours.

There are 349 people in hospital with the virus, up 16 from yesterday and of these, 65 patients are in intensive care, up 1 on yesterdays reported figures.

In Northern Ireland today, a further 1,209 new cases of the virus were reported by their Department of Health.

This morning, there were 346 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospitals, with 34 of these in intensive care.
Sadly, a further 3 deaths have occurred, of people who had tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson has said it had submitted data to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorisation of a booster shot of its vaccine for people aged 18 years and older.

It has now been accepted, following research analysis, that vaccination with two doses of the Pfizer jab stays highly effective against severe Covid, including the Delta variant, for at least six months.

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

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