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Covid-19 Cases Rise To 9,509 On Irish Mainland In Past 24 Hours.

The Department of Health here in the Irish Republic has confirmed 8,354 new cases of Covid-19, within the last 24 hours. Of this total, 4,076 were PCR-confirmed cases, with 4,278 people having registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal.

This morning there are 1,333 people infected in our Republic’s hospitals across the country, with 58 of these patients in hospital intensive care units.

The total number of Covid-19-related deaths, since the start of the pandemic sadly, stands at 6,805 as of yesterday.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has recommended a fourth Covid vaccine dose, for everyone aged 65 and older within the Irish Republic.

NIAC has also recommended a second booster for those aged 12 years and older who are immunocompromised and children aged five to 11 who are also immunocompromised, should complete an extended primary course, representing a total of three vaccine doses.

The European Centre for Disease Control and the European Medicines Agency’s Covid-19 task force has concluded that it is too early to consider using a fourth dose of mRNA Covid-19 vaccines on the general population.

In Northern Ireland, a further 1,155 cases of coronavirus infections were reported on today, down from 1,387 cases on Monday.
Also, in Northern Ireland, 519 people with Covid-19 were confined in hospitals today, down 11 on yesterday, with 5 patients in intensive care units, down 1 on the day before.

Two new Covid-19-related deaths have, sadly, also been confirmed today, bringing the total number of deaths, linked to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, since the start of the pandemic, to 3,348.

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