Further 1,997 Covid cases in Ireland; CMO urges public avail vaccination

Further 1,997 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the country by the Public Health Officials today. As per the latest reports, there are 324 Covid patients in hospitals and 61 of them are in ICUs. Yesterday’s patients in hospitals were 59.

‘We continue to see levels of transmission of Covid-19 that are simply too high and would be categorised as a dark red country according to the ECDC.

“It is important that we continue to follow the public health advice this weekend.’ Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said following today’s Covid report.

He again emphasized the importance of getting vaccine.

Meanwhile HSE chief Paul Reid said that almost 88% of adults had been fully vaccinated and that 92% are at least partially vaccinated. The walk-in vaccination centres have started operation today across the country and all aged 12 and above can get free inoculation of Pfizer/BioNtech or Moderna vaccine from these centres without prior appointment.

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