THE Department of Health have announced 1,378 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland this evening.
Health officials say there are 96 patients in hospitals with Covid-19, 22 of whom are in intensive care units.
Data relating to the number of deaths associated with Covid-19 and county-by-county case figures was affected by the recent cyber attack on the HSE’s IT system.
“Incidence is highest and increasing rapidly in those aged 19-24 and 16-18 years old. Incidence is also increasing in most other age groups,” Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said.
“We know that COVID-19 vaccines are extraordinarily effective at reducing each person’s individual risk of hospitalisation or severe disease. The Delta variant does not change this,” Dr Glynn said.
“However, this variant is much more transmissible than what we have been dealing with previously and, as such, the challenge remains to protect as many people through vaccination as quickly as possible, across all age groups.”Tags: