IRISH health officials are urging unvaccinated people to ‘take every precaution’ over the weekend.
The HSE is concerned at rising Covid-19 figures across the country.
There were 1,173 infections in the Republic of Ireland on Friday, with health chiefs saying there are 79 patients in hospital with Covid-19, 23 of whom are in intensive care.
Yesterday’s total was the highest daily tally in more than five months.
Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, said: “We need those who are waiting for full vaccination to take every precaution this weekend and to adhere strongly to the public health advice as they await their vaccines – this includes limiting your social contacts, meeting outdoors, staying two metres apart, wearing masks and avoiding international travel.”
Buncrana has recorded the highest rate of Covid-19 in the country again, with the incidence rate now surpassing 100.
240 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the South Inishowen electoral area on the past two weeks.
The 14 day incidence rate is now 1073.1 per 100,000 population – seven times the national average.
The North Inishowen/Carndonagh area has Ireland’s second highest Covid rate at 848.9 per 100,000. There were 144 cases here in the past two weeks.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly yesterday told the Seanad about fears over ‘roaring’ growth in case figures.
Modelling, he said, outlined ‘a wide range of cases for the end of July, with the maximum being around 2,000 cases a day’.
“It’s time once again to be super careful,” Donnelly said
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn said: “We have seen a very significant increase in cases, not just in the 19- to 24-year-olds, but in the 17- and 18-year-olds and in the 25- to 30-year-olds. That entire age group is rising and rising quickly.”Tags: