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Public health officials have confirmed 1,453 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

As of 8 a.m. today, there are 300 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, of whom 60 are in the intensive care unit.

Yesterday, there was 1499 new cases Of Covid-19, 300 people are hospitalized with the disease and 63 are in the intensive care unit.

Deaths are reported weekly due to a health, safety and environmental data breach in May – as of today, a total of 5,249 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland.

This includes 40 additional deaths reported since last week. However, this does not necessarily mean that the deaths occurred in the past week as the system in Ireland allows a period of time for families to register the death of a relative.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have seen the Irish people make extraordinary efforts to reduce the incidence of Covid-19 by following public health advice,” Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said in a statement this evening.

More recently, the response to Ireland’s vaccination program has been encouraging, and now less than 91% of the population aged 16 or over is fully protected through vaccination. “Our collective efforts have protected thousands of people from experiencing the worst outcomes of Covid-19,” said Dr. Holohan.

“As more of the activities we enjoy become available to us this week, it is important that we continue this national effort to break the chains of transmission of Covid-19. Vaccination remains the best prevention method, and if vaccination is available to you, I strongly encourage you to get vaccinated. complete as quickly as possible.”

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“Continue to wash hands regularly, and wear a mask when appropriate – particularly in retail settings, on public transportation and in healthcare settings; keep distance, open windows, and ventilate indoor spaces.”

“If you develop symptoms of Covid-19 such as cough, fever, fatigue, headache or sore throat – isolate and call your GP who will tell you if you need to arrange a test.”

With a report by Hailey Halpin

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