Covid-19 Numbers Confirmed In Past 24 Hours At 2,936 On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,627 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours here in the Irish Republic.

There are 415 people in hospital with the virus, an increase of 7 since yesterday, with 70 patients now in intensive care units.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn is urging the public to continue adhering to public health advice, and to staying at home if they have any Covid-19 symptoms, even if you are fully vaccinated.

The Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly, has stated that the high number of Covid-19 cases is partly due to Ireland’s close proximity to the UK and the high level of movement between both countries.

Ireland has one of the highest vaccine uptake rates within Europe, but despite that, the country also has one of the highest incidence of the virus.

Latest figures show that there have been 13 Covid-19 related deaths in the week to Tuesday, October 12th, bringing the total number of deaths due to the virus this month to 35 here in the Irish Republic.

Northern Ireland
In Northern Ireland, a further 1,304 cases of the virus were also notified by the Department of Health, down from 1,471 on yesterday.
Sadly, 6 more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported over the past 24 hours.
The latest hospital figures show there were 345 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospitals today, down from 347 reported on Wednesday, with 38 patients in intensive care units, 5 more than reported yesterday.

In Russia, officials have registered 31,299 new infections and 986 deaths from Covid-19 over the last 24 hours, bringing their total fatalities to 220,315, the highest toll in Europe. With no restrictions in place, only 31% of Russians are fully vaccinated and independent polls taken show that more than half of the Russian people, sadly, are not planning on taking the vaccine.

Choosing to get vaccinated is an act of protection for yourself, as it may save your life; but it is also an act of solidarity with others; the more of us that get vaccinated, the safer we all will be.


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