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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

COVID-19: 529 new confirmed cases in Ireland

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.

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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.

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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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