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Killer Covid-19 Cases Reach 10,638 On Irish Mainland In Last 24 Hours.

The Department of Health has reported 7,411 new cases of Covid-19, in the past 24 hours here in the Irish Republic.

This morning there were 390 people with Covid-19 in the Republic’s hospitals, down 39 on the number reported yesterday, same being the lowest figure since October 10th last.

As of this morning also, there were 98 people being treated in ICUs, down 2 on the same time yesterday morning.

A further 3,227 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Northern Ireland today, down slightly from 3,231 cases yesterday.

There were 254 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospitals today, down from 261 yesterday. There remain 34 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospital intensive care units, the same number as reported yesterday.

In the United kingdom, Lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases numbering 119,789 have been recorded this morning, confirming a new record for daily reported cases. Sadly, within the UK there have now been 173,000 deaths registered in the UK, where Covid-19 was noted on death certificates.

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorised Merck & Co’s antiviral oral pill molnupiravir, developed with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, for mild-to-moderate Covid-19, after giving the go-ahead to a similar treatment from Pfizer Inc. yesterday.

Expressing his warm approval and admiration of our healthcare staff involved in the current vaccination roll-out here to date, in the Irish Republic; An Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin has stated that 49.9% of the adult population [37.4% of the total population], here in Ireland have now received a booster or third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

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

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