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Covid-19 Cases At 3,821 In Past 24 Hours On Irish Mainland

There have been 2,466 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed by the Department of Health here in the Republic of Ireland over the past 24 hours.
Todays figures are the highest number of daily infections reported since January 21st last, when 2,608 people were confirmed with the disease.

The number of people in our hospitals who have tested positive for the disease today, stands at 457; same 9 more than reported yesterday. Of these, 90 are receiving treatment in intensive our care units, an increase of two on yesterday.

An Tánaiste Mr Leo Varadkar has stated that there is always the possibility of restrictions being reintroduced, but the aim of all should be to get through winter without imposing further restrictions.
Mr Varadkar said it is becoming increasingly clear that the Covid virus is going to be with us forever, and it’s going to become an endemic virus that is seasonal in nature.

According to the Covid-19 Data Hub the total number of cases within the Thurles electoral area only, over the 14 day period from October 5th to October 18th, 2021, stands at 56.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, has warned that the bank holiday weekend will bring increased levels of socialising across the country and with the current trajectory of the disease it is important that every individual knows and acts on the basic measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

The vast majority of Irish adults are expressing their displeasure with the re-opening of Nightclubs by the government, especially when their re-opening is introduced on a Bank Holiday weekend. Parents are understandably worried that second level students attending nightclubs, will come into contact with the disease, and carry same back into their homes and schools, resulting in another lock-down, coming up to the Christmas season.

The HSE is continuing to operate walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centres across the country for anyone aged 12 years and older.

In Northern Ireland, another 1,355 cases of the virus were also notified by the Department of Health, up from 1,051 on Thursday.

The latest hospital figures show that there were 358 patients with Covid-19 in their hospitals; same up from 357 patients yesterday.
Of these, 33 patients are in northern intensive care beds, compared to 35 on reported yesterday. Some 7 further coronavirus-related deaths have also been sadly reported in Northern Ireland today.

The total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland since the start of the pandemic now stands at 2,646, while a total of 264,803 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Northern Ireland since the pandemic began.

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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