Killer Covid-19 Cases In Irish Republic Reach 16,986 Today.

The Department of Health has confirmed a further 16,986 cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours here in the Irish Republic.

The number of people with Covid-19 retained in our hospitals has risen to 804, an increase of 87 on yesterday’s reported figures and almost double the figure confirmed on the same day last week.

The number of people in intensive care units with Covid-19 around our Republic has risen by 6 overnight, with 93 patients now receiving care.

The Health Service Executive has confirmed that all children aged 5 years to 11 years can be registered for the Covid-19 vaccine as and from today.

In Northern Ireland, with no figures confirmed again today; at least 120 care homes are known to have been dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks over the weekend, according to Northern Irelands Public Health Agency (PHA).
Stormont ministers have been informed that the Omicron variant now accounts for about 90% of cases within Northern Ireland, with virus cases continuing to surge.

Do please continue to cancel plans to celebrate until later, rather than celebrate now and grieve later.


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