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Covid-19 Cases: 3,787 New Virus Cases On Irish Mainland.

Today, April 21st, the Department of Health here in the Irish Republic have confirmed 3,035 new cases of Covid-19 within the past 24 hours. This figure includes 1,426 PCR-confirmed cases and 1,609 positive antigen tests, latter registered through the HSE portal.

This morning there were 654 people in our Republic’s hospitals with the virus; a reduction of 52 cases on yesterday’s reported figure, and of these 37 patients were in hospital intensive care units.

Here in Co. Tipperary there have been 1,115 Covid virus cases confirmed within the past 14 days, 41 of which were confirmed yesterday.

The total number of Covid-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic remains at 6,981, as of last Wednesday.

The Health Service Executive in the Irish Republic has said it is presently finalising plans to begin the second booster vaccination programme for Covid-19, within the coming days.
Same was recommended recently by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee. The necessary clinical guidance, training and education materials, together with IT updates and communications materials are currently being put in place.

In Northern Ireland a further 752 cases of coronavirus were reported today, up from 588 on yesterday.

Today, 387 people with Covid-19 were in northern hospitals, while 5 people were in intensive care units. Latter hospital figure is also up from yesterday when 380 people with Covid-19 were in hospitals in Northern Ireland, with again 5 people in ICUs.

Sadly, 9 further Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported in Northern Ireland today, bringing their total number of deaths linked to Covid-19, since the start of the pandemic to 3,402.

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