28 Jan 2022

Hospital cases and ICU numbers decrease

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin praises Dr Tony Holohan for his leadership during the pandemic

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer

Public health official have today confirmed 4,620 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

As of 8am today, 572 hospital patients have Covid-19, including 118 who are in ICU.

The number of people in hospital with coronavirus is 571, down 27 since yesterday. There re 118 in intensive care, a drop of eight from yesterday.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended the wearing of masks for primary school children from third class upwards until the middle of February.

lt is also advising that children aged nine and over wear masks on public transport, in shops and in other public settings where the rule currently applies for those aged 13 and over.

Meanwhile, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee has issued new advice, recommending booster vaccines for everyone aged 16 and over.

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