Covid cases and vaccinated numbers released

Coronavirus case confirmed in east of Ireland

1,098 confirmed cases of Covid-19 today

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,098 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 

As of 8am today, 163 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 26 are in ICU.

In Northern Ireland, five more deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, with 1,072 new Covid-19 cases confirmed.

The latest figures come as the Chief Executive of the HSE said that 10,000 people availed of walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centres around the country yesterday.

The centres are being operated by the HSE and are operating throughout the country across the bank holiday weekend.

The clinics were established to encourage further uptake of vaccines and are open to those aged 16 and over who have yet to receive a first dose.

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