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Killer Covid-19 Cases Today Reach 22,629 On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health has confirmed a further 14,555 new PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 5,406 positive antigen tests logged through the HSE portal; thus confirming a total of 19,961 new cases within the Irish Republic in the last 24 hours.

The number of people currently hospitalised with the virus today stands at 940; a reduction of 80 on yesterday’s tally and of those being treated in hospital, 89 continue to remain in intensive care; up 6 on yesterday’s reported figures.

There have been 2,537,237 booster vaccines doses delivered here in the Irish Republic to date.

Th Republic’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to note that as people get familiar with the new advice on isolation periods, the importance of other protective measures should not in any measure be disregarded. He now recommended that medical grade or FFP2 masks (Currently available here in Thurles at Liberty Pharmacy, Liberty Square Thurles) are used by any confirmed case, or close contact or symptomatic person over the age of 13, as well as over 60s or vulnerable people in crowded settings.

Dr Holohan states that face masks play a key role in reducing transmission of Covid-19 if manufactured correctly, are well fitted and worn properly; in other words that they cover the nose, mouth and chin.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has reported a further 2,668 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, down from the 2,954 cases reported yesterday.

To date, a total of 3,615,907 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland as of today. Of that total, 1,409,340 are first doses, 1,303,859 are second doses and the remaining are single doses. There have only been 883,372 booster vaccines delivered in Northern Ireland to date.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has reported 0 further Covid-19-related deaths also today.

Continue the downward virus trend by getting your booster dose as soon as applicable.

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