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Today, Killer Covid-19 Cases On Irish Mainland Rise To 5,921.

The Department of Health has confirmed 4,115 new cases of Covid-19, here in the Irish Republic, over the past 24 hours.

There remain 511 people in hospital having tested positive for the virus, down 19 since yesterday and of these 110 remain in our hospital intensive care units, a reduction of 5 on yesterday.

With Dublin Airport expecting an estimated 850,000 people (an increase of some 615,000 passengers when compared to last year), to travel into Ireland this Christmas; Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has stated that the use of antigen tests, for five days post-arrival, for travellers from Britain, will greatly increase the chances of picking up cases of the Omicron variant being imported into Ireland. He warned that a visitor who arrives into Ireland and develops symptoms of Covid-19, must immediately self-isolate and do a PCR test.

According to Ireland’s COVID-19 National Statistics, Information & Data base; the ’14 Day Incidence rate’, between November 23rd, 2021 and December 6th, 2021, of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tipperary’s eight local electoral areas, reads (ranked in ascending order) as follows: –

Roscrea-Templemore: 222; – Thurles: 228; – Newport: 244; – Cahir: 286; – Carrick-on-Suir: 317; – Cashel-Tipperary: 342; – Nenagh: 419; – Clonmel: 427.

A further 1,806 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Northern Ireland today, down from 1,819 reported on yesterday.

Today, there were 317 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospitals, down from 338 on Thursday.

There were 40 patients with Covid-19 in hospital intensive care units, up 2 on yesterday.
Sadly, 2 more Covid-19-related deaths have been also reported in Northern Ireland today.

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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