Covid-19 Ireland: 436 new cases confirmed as government deals with more vaccine delays

This evening, the Ministry of Health confirmed 436 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The number of people infected with the virus in Irish hospitals reached 101, while 39 people in the intensive care unit are infected with the virus.

A media briefing heard that eight Covid-related deaths had been reported in the past two weeks through yesterday.

However, the Ministry of Health is not releasing daily figures of people who have died from Covid-19 due to the failure of IT systems in the HSE due to the ransomware attack.

Also, there aren’t any individual county numbers available, and the daily totals released during a ransomware attack are subject to change once the numbers are validated in the future.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly told Dáil yesterday that the path of Nphet’s advice is “positive,” paving the way for the continued re-opening of society.

Today, however, Mr. Donnelly told Dell that it was unclear whether the government would reach its goal of vaccinating 82% of the population by the end of June due to concerns about vaccine delivery.

He added that half of the country’s adult population will have their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this week.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will address the nation tomorrow, explaining the path for the hospitality sector to reopen, as well as issuing more guidance on increasing attendance at outdoor events later in the summer.

Martin is also expected to update advice on international travel, as late July is believed to be the closest people who have been vaccinated can benefit from the European Union’s digital green certification.

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Meanwhile, there is growing concern that the Indian alternative to Covid-19 may spoil plans for late summer to travel abroad, with the virus taking hold in the UK and continuing to spread in Ireland, with changing cases from 25 to 97 in the past. a week.

We visited Covid-19 vaccine dashboard To get updates on the start of the vaccination program and the rate of cases of coronavirus infection in Ireland

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