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‘Bumpy journey’ ahead for Ireland over the coming weeks – Paul Reid

The CEO of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Paul Reid has said Ireland is in for a “bumpy journey” over the coming weeks as the Delta variant continues to spread.

Yesterday, there were 1,377 cases of Covid-19 reported in the country, which is the highest number in five months.


However, 64% of the adult population in Ireland are now fully vaccinated against the virus, with 77% partially vaccinated.

Paul Reid said community positivity testing rates have reduced from 8.4% to 6.7%.

“A white knuckle ride of vaccines versus Delta, but let’s get there”, Reid said.


Ireland will experience a further wave of Covid-19 over the coming weeks, but as a result of vaccinations the effect this will have on peoples lives will be significantly less invasive.


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