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Covid-19 Cases Reach 5,067 On Island Of Ireland Today.

There have been 3,903 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed by the Department of Health, here in the Republic of Ireland within the last 24 hours, same figure described by Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan, as as being “very concerning”. He is urging people to adhere to public health measures and is advising extra caution around those who may be immunocompromised or vulnerable to Covid-19.

The number of people in our hospitals who have tested positive for the disease now stands at 463, an increase of 5 more than was reported yesterday. Of these patients, 76 are receiving treatment in intensive care, a decrease of 14 overnight.

An Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin, has warned that people need to be conscious of their behaviour over the next while.

From today, the Health Service Executive is rolling out Covid-19 booster vaccines for those aged 60 and over.

Irish pharmaceutical staff at the Pfizer’s manufacturing facility in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, are involved in making a gamechanger Pfizer antiviral drug which can potentially cut the chances of hospitalisation and death for adults at risk of severe disease from Covid-19, by 89%, it emerged today. The drug has now been given the green light in England but is still being reviewed by the European Medicines Agency, before being released here in Ireland.

In Northern Ireland a further 1,164 cases of coronavirus has been confirmed, down from the 1,481 cases recorded on yesterday.

Today, there were 380 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospitals, up from 378 reported on yesterday. Of these there are currently 43 Covid patients in intensive care units, up from 41 on yesterday.
Sadly, 4 more Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported in Northern Ireland today.

Enough people are NOT adhering to very basic transmission-prevention practices, hence the rise in Covid cases. Please do continue to keep yourself and your family safe by regularly washing your hands and wearing a mask when appropriate.

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