THE Department of Health has announced a further 1,120 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland this evening.
Hospitalisations with the virus continue to rise, with 142 people now being treated for Covid-19 in Irish hospitals. There are 27 patients in intensive care settings with Covid-19.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: “Almost 70 per cent of our population is now fully vaccinated and today the vaccination programme has been extended to 12-15 year olds who will also be able to register for an mRNA vaccine.
“Following advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, which has been approved by Government, I encourage parents and guardians of those aged 12-15 years of age to register them for a vaccination as soon as the opportunity arises.
“The vaccination programme has received high uptake to date. I strongly urge anyone eligible to register for a vaccine to do so as soon as possible.”
Data about the number of deaths relating to Covid-19 and county-by-county case numbers have been affected by the cyber attack on the HSE IT systems.Tags: