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New Covid-19 Cases Reach 26,601 On Irish Mainland Today.

The Department of Health here in the Irish Republic, today, has confirmed 7,729 PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19, as well as 15,973 positive antigen tests; latter logged through the HSE portal, thus bringing the overall total number of cases to 23,702.

As of 8:00am today, 1,338 Covid-19 patients were in the Republic’s hospitals, which is an increase of 30 on yesterday’s reported figures. Of those, 61 patients were being treated in ICU’s around the country, an increase of 12 on yesterday.

Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, Mr Luke O’Neill has urged people to get their third Covid vaccination and for those that are vulnerable, to get a fourth jab against the coronavirus. He said the current level of Covid-19 is putting a lot of pressure on our hospitals and that may lead to a curtailment of other medical services.

An Tánaiste Mr Leo Varadkar has stated that the message from Government on masks wearing remains that wearing them is advised in certain settings, while the Irish Nurses & Midwife Organisation (INMO) are calling for the wider use of face masks.

In Northern Ireland a further 2,899 cases of coronavirus were reported today, up from 2,007 cases confirmed yesterday.

There are 519 people with Covid currently in northern hospitals, up from 484 recorded yesterday, with 7 patients confined, with the virus, to northern intensive care units.

Sadly, 8 new Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing the total number of deaths linked to the virus, since the start of the pandemic, to 3,282.

Let’s get back to sanitising hands and wearing those masks at least while out shopping and while in attendance at other public crowded gatherings.

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