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Latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: Almost 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 with 80 patients in hospital

A total of 994 cases were confirmed today with 80 coronavirus patients in hospital and 22 in ICU

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Almost 1,000 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed by the Department of Health today. 

A total of 994 cases were confirmed today with 80 coronavirus patients in hospital and 22 in ICU. 

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “More than 70pc of the adult population have had at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and almost 60pc of adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

“This is of course good news and a great cause for hope, however, there is still a significant cohort of the population who are not yet fully vaccinated, or as is the case with children, for whom vaccination is still a little way off and subject to future guidance.

"People who are unvaccinated, including children, should continue to avoid high-risk, uncontrolled indoor settings.

“That includes indoor hospitality. I know this is a difficult message for people, particularly parents of unvaccinated children to hear, but if we stick with the public health measures, we can limit transmission of this disease and protect others.

"We continue to keep all of the public health guidance under review. That includes all elements of the further re-opening of society and looking forward to September and a return to education for students. In the meantime, avoid crowds, wear a mask, manage your contacts, keep your distance, meet outdoors where possible, and, if indoors, ensure that the room is well ventilated."

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