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Delta variant growth likely to outmatch Ireland’s vaccine supply over the coming weeks – Paul Reid

CEO of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Paul Reid said that the growth of the Delta Covid-19 variant is likely to outmatch Ireland’s vaccine supply in the coming weeks.

Over 2 million people in Ireland are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and 70% of the population has received at least one Covid-19 vaccine.

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Paul Reid claimed the HSE was preparing for a rise in cases by focusing on a range of scenarios, including looking at the experience of other countries.

There are currently 59 patients in Irish hospitals with Covid-19, with 17 in ICU.

Donegal has the highest incidence of the virus in the country, with 342 cases per 100,000 people.

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Waterford and Sligo also have high incidence rates of the virus, rising in recent weeks.

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