Coronavirus: 319 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 39 minutes ago

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS have confirmed 319 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The Department of Health has reported that 60 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, of whom 23 are in ICU.

Data relating to the number of deaths associated with Covid-19, as well as case numbers by county, have been affected by the cyber attack on the HSE IT systems.

Today’s figures did not contain any information about whether there were any further deaths due to the virus.

HSE CEO Paul Reid confirmed that there were no Covid-19 patients at eight of Ireland’s adult hospitals as of this morning.

“Great relief for patients, public and staff,” Reid said.

There were 398 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Ireland yesterday, while Northern Ireland reported 121 new cases and one death earlier today.

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Around 3.1 million doses of vaccines against Covid-19 have been administered in the State.

More than 2.2 million people have received a first dose (56.3% of the eligible population) and more than 1.1 million are fully vaccinated (28.1%).

The first pilot music gig took place in the Iveagh Gardens last night as James Vincent McMorrow played to 500 people. 

“I didn’t realse how much I needed this until it [was] taken away,” the singer said to the audience.

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