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COVID-19: 529 new confirmed cases in Ireland

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Health officials have confirmed a further 529 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The latest update from the Department of Health did not contain information about deaths associated with the virus, due to the cyber attack on the HSE.

The Department also confirmed there are 86 cases of Covid-19 in hospitals across the country, including 28 patients in intensive care units.

Yesterday there were 84 patients in hospital with Covid-19, 30 of these patients were in ICU.

This is the first time daily case figures exceeded 500 since May 21st.

Meanwhile, 53% of the adult population have received their first Covid-19 vaccine, 25% are fully vaccinated.

The gap between the first and second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine is also being reduced from 12 weeks to 8.

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