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Covid-19 Cases In Past 24 Hours At 3,080 On Island Of Ireland.

The Department of Health has confirmed 2,029 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, here in the Republic of Ireland.

There are 448 patients with the virus in our hospitals, 88 of whom remain in intensive care.

Professor Seamus O’Reilly has confirmed that emergency departments are full. He said there are also staffing problems due to breakthrough Covid-19 infections among vaccinated healthcare workers; which indicates that immunity from the virus is waning.
The HSE is now expected to begin vaccinating around 800,000 people, aged between 60-80 years with booster jabs, within the next 7 days.

HSE National Lead for Vaccination Mr Damien McCallion said that in the last 14 days, around 1,000 people a day have come forward for first time vaccination. Yesterday, he said, 2,500 registered, which involved all age groups. This news comes as ICU figures show that 52% of patients were not vaccinated, 41% are fully vaccinated, with 5% partially vaccinated.

Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has reported 1,051 additional cases of Covid-19 and four deaths in the past 24 hours.

As we come into the bank holiday weekend, take particular care with the three CsCrowded places with many people nearby, Close contact settings, especially where people may not be vaccinated, and Confined and enclosed spaces with poor ventilation.

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