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Killer Covid-19 Cases On Irish Mainland Reach 7,248.

The Department of Health has confirmed 5,590 further Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, in the Republic of Ireland.

The number of people currently in hospital with the virus stands at 505, a decrease of 31 since yesterday, however, there are 117 Covid patients in intensive care units, up 7 on yesterdays reported figures.

The Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin has informed the Dáil that tens of thousands of people are not turning up for booster vaccines. In the week beginning November 22nd, some 208,000 vaccine appointments were offered to the public and unbelievably just 80,000 people only met their appointment.

Last week 180,000 booster appointments were available with only 93,000 attending. Currently, some 1,005,656 boosters doses had been successfully given.

Another 1,658 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Northern Ireland on today, up from 1,635 on Monday.

Today, there were 317 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospitals, up from 301 on yesterday. Sadly, 5 more Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported in Northern Ireland today.

In New York, the biggest city in the United States, Mayor Mr Bill de Blasio has announced a blanket Covid-19 vaccine mandate for the private sector; beginning from the end of this month.

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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