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Coronavirus: 1,782 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were announced by the Government Press Office this evening.
Aug 6th 2021, 4:24 PM 88,323 134

THE GOVERNMENT PRESS Office has confirmed 1,782 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The Cabinet Committee on Covid-19 met this morning and were informed of today’s case numbers; its members were informed that Donegal, Louth and Galway are showing very high incidence rates of Covid-19.

The Department of Health as confirmed that 189 patients in hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus disease, and a total of 30 people are in intensive care units with the illness.

Yesterday, 1,491 cases of Covid-19 were reported, with 193 patients with the illness in hospital, 28 of whom were in intensive care.

As of Wednesday, there has been a total of 5,044 deaths related to Covid-19 in Ireland. Today’s figures did not contain any information about whether there were any other deaths due to the virus.

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.

Over 6 million vaccine doses have now been administered, comprising almost 3.2 million first doses and over 2.85 million people fully vaccinated.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “Today and this weekend, the HSE are operating additional walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centres right across the country.

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“This time last year, we could not have hoped for such highly safe and effective vaccines to aid us in suppressing this virus, nor that we would in fact have a range of them to use.

“The Covid-19 vaccination programme shows not only the best of scientific endeavour, but also commendable solidarity in those who come forward to receive a vaccine for the good of their wider community.

I strongly encourage anyone still awaiting their Covid-19 vaccine to avail of these vaccination centres this weekend. These vaccines are very effective at protecting against the worst effects of Covid-19.

“Not only do they offer personal protection, but the more of us who receive a vaccine, the safer we all are as a group.”

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