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Killer Covid-19 Cases Today Reach 14,450 On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health here in the Irish Republic, has confirmed 5,523 additional PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19, as well as 5,048 positive antigen tests, registered through the HSE portal; thus confirming in all a total of 10,571 new virus cases, within our Republic in the past 24 hours.

These latest figures show the number of patients with Covid-19 in hospital at 896 and of these, 90 patients are being treated in ICUs – unchanged from figures reported yesterday. So far this January, there have, sadly, been 66 Covid-19 deaths.

An Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin has publicly stated that he believes people can look forward to an earlier lifting of restrictions, with same possibly happening next week.
Urging people to get the booster vaccine, if they are eligible, he warned that mask wearing will be an important feature going forward and he also believes that public health advice will maintain that thinking.

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has confirmed 3,879 coronavirus cases today, down from 4,451 cases confirmed yesterday.

Today, there were 402 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals in Northern Ireland, down from 404 reported yesterday, with 24 of these patients remaining in hospital intensive care units.
The Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has also, sadly, reported 2 further Covid-19-related deaths today, bringing their total number of deaths, since the start of the pandemic, to 3,056.

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

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