The HSE has reported a further reduction in the number of people being treated for Covid-19 in hospital. There are currently 44 patients in hospital being treated for Covid-19 which includes 15 patients being treated in ICU. New hospital admissions have also decreased.
HSE chief executive Paul Reid has stated that the benefits of the supply and the uptake in vaccines are starting to show.
The HSE stated that by this weekend, two-thirds of the eligible population will have received the first vaccine dose with one-third of the population being considered fully vaccinated.
The vaccine portal for those aged 35-39 is to open tomorrow starting with individuals aged 39. As of yesterday, the Department of Health reported a further 313 new cases of Covid-19 with the number of people being treated in hospital and ICU falling to less than half than what they were six weeks ago.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan is to meet with his Northern Ireland counterparts amid concerns over the Delta variant.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly described the meeting as “another positive bilateral meeting” while adding that “We’re working together on Covid-19 incidence levels, cross-border co-operation and data sharing”