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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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.


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.


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


Professor Luke O’Neill ‘delighted’ that antigen testing will be widely used in Ireland

Professor Luke O'Neill has stated that he is delighted with the news that antigen testing will be widely used in Ireland.

Second primary school closes following Covid-19 outbreak

A second primary school has closed its doors to pupils this week over concerns of multiple cases of Covid-19 among the school...

Full return to offices won’t be possible until next spring – Varadkar

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has stated that a full return to offices may not be possible until spring. At...

Here are the restrictions being eased in Ireland from Friday

It was originally planned that this Friday, October 22nd, would see the majority of restrictions being eased in Ireland.
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