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Killer Covid-19 Cases Reach 6,578 On Irish Mainland In Past 24 Hours.

There were 5,156 coronavirus cases confirmed in the Republic of Ireland over the past 24 hours, with 55 deaths over the past 7 days.

There are 503 patients with the virus in our hospitals, up 16 on yesterday, with 110 patients in our ICUs today.

As of December 1st last, the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, since the start of the pandemic, stands at 5,707.

As of December 2nd 2021, some 913,670 booster vaccinations have been administered here in the Republic.

The Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin has stated that it is now fully agreed that people who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 have had a disproportionate effect on Ireland’s health service and intensive care beds. It should be quite clear that if people do not get vaccinated, they are jeopardising not just their own personal health but also the health of others, he further stated.

Another 1,422 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Northern Ireland today, down from 1,642 reported yesterday.

Sadly, a further 7 Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported in Northern Ireland today.
The number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland since the start of the pandemic now totals 2,901.

The UK and Ireland’s seven day infection rate, per 100,000 population, remains high, with the Republic of Ireland at – 622; Northern Ireland – 607.6; England – 442.5 & Scotland – 326.8.

Meanwhile, British Health Secretary Mr Sajid Javid has stated that the UK will require all inbound travellers to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test, while arrivals from Nigeria will have to quarantine in hotels, in their effort to slow the spread of the Omicron virus variant.

The Australian medicine regulator has provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years, with the health minister stating that same rollout could begin as early as January 10th 2021.

Health Authorities in Denmark have identified what they consider as a concerning rise, to 183, the confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

It is now essential that we continue to listen to science and keep ourselves and our families safe by regularly washing our hands; wearing a mask when appropriate, and cut down on unnecessary social contacts.

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