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Killer Covid-19 Cases Reach 6,378 Cases On Irish Mainland Today.

The Department of Health has confirmed a further 4,141 new cases of Covid-19, over the past 24 hours, here in the Irish Republic.

The number of people currently hospitalised with the virus, stands at 443, down 27 on yesterday’s figures, with 108 of these being treated in intensive care units around the country, an increase of 3 cases, also since yesterday.

There have been 8 Covid-19 deaths of persons, here in the Irish republic, all under the age of 25 years, since the start of the pandemic here.
There were also 19 virus related deaths within the last seven days to last Tuesday.

Yesterday saw the largest number of booster doses administered here in the Republic at over 50,000.

As of this morning, the total number of booster vaccines administered in the Irish Republic was 1.35 million.

Dr Colm Henry has stated that there is an emerging concern about the new Omicron variant of Covid-19, which now represents some 27% of emerging cases here in the Republic of Ireland.

The Director of Public Health at the HSE’s National Immunisation Office has that the National Immunisation Advisory Committee very strongly recommends the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11, who have other underlying conditions, or who are living with a younger child with complex medical needs, or indeed who are living with someone who is immunocompromised.

Another 2,237 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Northern Ireland today, up from 2,156 yesterday.

Today, there were 309 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospitals down from 315 cases also reported yesterday. There remain 32 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospital intensive care units.

Sadly, 6 Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported in Northern Ireland, with the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19, since the start of the pandemic, now standing at 2,942.

Please, Please do take all measures necessary to ensure a safe Christmas in Co. Tipperary.

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