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Omicron Cases Increase By 556 In Past 24 Hours On Irish Mainland.

Omicron Cases rise to 14,797 on Irish Mainland in past 24 hours; an increase of 556 new confirmed cases, on yesterday’s reported tally.

The Department of Health has confirmed a further 10,414 cases of Covid-19, within the past 24 hours, here in the Irish Republic. Same comprises 5,605 PCR-confirmed cases, and 4,809 antigen tests logged through the HSE portal

Over the past 7 days there have been, sadly 49 further coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic, in the Irish Republic, to 6,136.

Thankfully, while the numbers of infections rise, the number of people hospitalised with the virus has fallen over the past 24 hours to 739; latter a reduction of 85 patients on yesterday’s reported figures and of these, 74 remain in intensive care units across the country, down 5 on yesterday.

As of yesterday also, a total of 7,638,769 Covid-19 vaccines (excluding boosters) had been administered in the Republic of Ireland, with a total of 3,773,445 people having had their first dose; 3,627,430 their second dose and a further 237,894 single-dose vaccines having been administered. Total booster vaccinations stand at 2,666,201.

In Northern Ireland, another 4,383 cases of coronavirus were reported today, down from 5,023 reported yesterday.

Today, there remain 395 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals in Northern Ireland, up from 393 on yesterday’s figures, with 22 of these patients in hospital intensive care units, up from 21 also on yesterday.

Sadly, 9 more Covid-19-related deaths have been, also, reported in Northern Ireland today.

Germany has reported a new record of 164,000 Covid-19 infections yesterday, in just one day, as their lower house of parliament debate proposals to either require or robustly encourage residents to be vaccinated.

France reported 501,635 new cases of coronavirus yesterday, a new daily record and the first time the Covid numbers has surpassed half a million. More than 30,000 people are in hospital with coronavirus across France in the highest such tally since November 2020, official figures show.

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

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