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Killer Covid-19 Cases Today Reach 14,434 On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health in the Irish Republic have confirmed 6,329 additional PCR cases of Covid-19, as well as 4,810 positive antigen tests registered online, thus confirming a total of 11,139 new virus cases within the State within the last 24 hours.

As of 8:00am this morning, there were 1,006 patients, with Covid-19, in the Republic’s hospitals, an increase of 41 on yesterday and of those, 97 patients are in intensive care units around the country, up 9 on yesterday’s tally.

University Hospital Limericks, serving North Tipperary, announced yesterday that they will be implementing visitor restrictions. These restrictions come as the hospital attempts to manage a covid-19 outbreak, affecting three wards, at their Dooradoyle medical facility.

In South Tipperary, visiting restrictions at Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel have also been suspended until the end of January, caused again due to the current rate of Covid-19 within the immediate community.

Professor of Immunology at Maynooth University, Mr Paul Moynagh has stated that he believes that the Omicron virus wave has now peaked, but warns it is difficult to be completely sure.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has confirmed a further 3,295 coronavirus cases today, up from the 2,518 cases reported on yesterday.

Today, there were 394 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals in Northern Ireland, down from 402 previously reported on Friday last, while of these patients, 28 are in hospital intensive care units.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has also, sadly, reported 4 Covid-19 related deaths today, with their total deaths tally, since the start of the pandemic, now registering at 3,042.

Just three weeks before the Winter Olympics are due to commence, the number of Covid-19 cases in China have reached their highest since March 2020. Authorities have now tightened regulations for those arriving into the capital from elsewhere in China. Schools and some tourist sites in the capital have now been closed.

In Japan the government there is discussing whether to impose a quasi-state of emergency in their capital, Tokyo and its environs this week, in an effort there to contain a surge in Covid-19 infections.

However, Authorities in India’s capital Delhi and financial hub Mumbai, have reported a substantial decline in Covid-19 infections over the past two days, with most of those who contracted the virus having recovered at their home.

Please continue the downward virus trend by getting your booster vaccination dose, as soon as applicable.

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