5,688 New Virus Cases On Irish Mainland Today.

To date world-wide, the Covid -19 virus is known to have infected 499,748,065 people, while vaccine doses have been administered to at least 11,110,770,965 persons. Sadly, also at least 6,181,560 people have lost their lives; deaths caused solely by this killer virus.

Today, the Department of Health here in the Irish Republic has confirmed a further 4,761 new cases of Covid-19, within the past 24 hours. Same figure includes 1,749 PCR-confirmed cases of the virus and 3,012 positive antigen tests registered through the HSE portal.

Today, also there are 1,004 patients with the disease in our Republic’s hospitals, a reduction of 77 patients on yesterday’s figure. Of these 53 people are being treated in intensive care units.
Sadly, a further 19 deaths have been recorded today within the Irish Republic, same bringing the total number of Covid-19-related deaths, since the start of the pandemic, to 6,884; shown as the figure published up to yesterday.

Meanwhile; the Department of Health in Northern Ireland has also confirmed another 927 positive cases of the virus within the previous 24-hour period, up from 632 notified on yesterday.

As of this morning, there were 440 Covid-positive patients in northern hospitals, of whom 3 remain in intensive care units.

Also in Northern Ireland, sadly, 2 patients, who had previously tested positive for Covid-19, have been reported dead, bringing the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic to 3,369.


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