Covid-19 Cases On Island Of Ireland Reach 4,189 Today.

The Department of Health has confirmed 3,161 new cases of Covid-19, over the past 24 hours, here in the Republic Of Ireland .

There remain 498 patients with the virus in hospital, an increase of 20 on yesterday’s reported figures. Of these 78 are in our intensive care units, an increase of 3, also based on yesterday’s figures.

More than 52,600 third booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered to people under 60 years, latter who are immunocompromised, the latest HSE figures confirm. It is estimated around 90,000 people in this group are due to get the booster dose.

Patients on hospital waiting lists within the Irish Republic, must now continue to wait, while the number of people in hospitals with Covid-19 remains high, the President of the Irish Medical Organisation, Dr Ina Kelly has confirmed. She stated that every bed that is taken up with Covid, is a bed denied to the nearly one million people suffering with other forms of illness on waiting lists.

In Northern Ireland, a further 1,028 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, down from 1,035 cases recorded yesterday.
In all, a total of 284,231 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Northern Ireland, since the pandemic began.

Today, there are 378 patients with Covid-19 in Northern hospitals, down from 380 confirmed on Friday. There are 44 Covid patients in intensive care units in northern hospitals up from 43 recorded on Friday.

Sadly, 11 more Covid-19-related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic to 2,762.

Worldwide, total known Covid-19 cases have reached at least 250,049,045 in number, with the total death rate due to the disease standing at least at 5,052,494.

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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