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Today, Killer Covid-19 Cases Are Confirmed At 5,450 Cases On Irish Mainland.

Today, Killer Covid-19 Cases Reach 5,450 On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health has confirmed 4,004 new cases of Covid-19 in the Irish Republic within the last 24 hours.

There remain 481 people in hospital, down 30 on yesterday’s reported figures, of whom 111 people are in ICU, up 1 case over the same period.

The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive are currently looking at booster scheduling options, however the Chief Executive of the HSE, Mr Paul Reid has stated that it expects to have administered around 1.5 million Covid-19 vaccine booster doses within the next 14 days.

Any prospect of schools shutting early for the Christmas holidays is currently being discounted.

In Northern Ireland, there have been 1,446 positive cases of the virus identified in the past 24 hours, with sadly, 3 further deaths related to Covid-19, their Department of Health has confirmed.

It remains 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 cutting down on unnecessary social contacts.

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