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Today Killer Covid-19 Cases Confirmed At 6,119 On Irish Mainland.

People Urged to get Booster Vaccine.

The Department of Health has confirmed 4,688 new cases of Covid-19, over the past 24 hours, here in the Republic of Ireland.

There are 517 patients with Covid-19 in our Republic’s hospitals, an increase of 13 on yesterday’s reported figures and of these 108 are in intensive care units.

The number of Omicron variant cases has increased here in the Irish Republic by 8, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 18.

Green Party leader Mr Eamon Ryan has urged people to get the Covid booster vaccine, stating there are real and valid concerns because of the threat posed by the Omicron variant.

Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly has accepted a National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) recommendation and people will now be able to receive a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine three months after their second dose.
Latest figures show that more than 1,209.243 doses of the booster vaccine have already been administered, to-date, here in the Irish Republic.

The Department of Education has announced a €62m Covid-19 funding scheme for all schools which aims to assist in improving ventilation and minor school works.

A further 1,431 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Northern Ireland today, down from 1,548 reported yesterday.
Today, there were 309 patients with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland hospitals, with 32 of these patients in hospital intensive care units.
Sadly, 4 Covid-19 related deaths have also been confirmed in Northern Ireland today, bringing their total deaths to 2,928.
Northern Ireland must now brace itself for a Covid-19 storm, Minister Mr Paul Givan has warned the public, as 10 cases of the Covid-19 variant Omicron is confirmed. He claimed the expectation will copy the same trajectory as what is happening currently in Great Britain.

In England, as the country launches an ambitious Covid booster shot programme in an effort to stop the spread of the virus; one person is now known to have died after being infected with the new Omicron variant.

According to the country’s Serum Institute, the Omicron variant is expected to become the dominant virus this week in Denmark, with new daily cases reaching some 10,000. The institute has identified 3,437 Omicron cases since it was first detected in Denmark on November 22nd last.

In Sydney, Australia, some 70 cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in the country to-date.

The Prime Minister of Norway, Mr Jonas Gahr Stoere has stated Norway will tighten restrictions and speed up vaccination in a bid to limit an expected surge of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus

In China, state media has reported, today, their first case of the fast-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant.

Take measures today to ensure a safe Christmas in Co. Tipperary.

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