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Killer Covid-19 Cases Reach 6,947 In Last 24 Hours On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health has confirmed 4,799 new cases of Covid-19, within the past 24 hours, in the Republic of Ireland.

There remain 467 patients in hospital with Covid, an increase of 31 on yesterday, with ICU numbers at 104, down 3 also on yesterday.
Over the past seven days, some 300,000 people in the Republic have received a booster jab.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has stated that the new restrictions beginning today will substantially cut the volume of total social contact across society, if people follow not just the letter, but the spirit of these new guidelines.

The European Union’s drug regulator has approved the use of the Covid-19 vaccine from US-based Novavax, same aimed at people aged 18 years and older.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has stated that data from two extensive studies showed the vaccine has an efficacy of around 90%.

The Chairperson of the South African Medical Association has stated that Omicron variant infection has so far lead to predominately mild disease in that country, with fewer people being hospitalised with the virus.

A further 2,148 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Northern Ireland today, up from the 1,798 cases reported yesterday.

There were 276 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospitals, down from the 312 reported on Friday, when figures were last updated, with 34 patients with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
Sadly, 1 Covid-19-related death has also been confirmed in Northern Ireland today

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

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