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HSE confirms almost one-third of cases of Covid-19 over the past two weeks were children under 18-years-old

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed that almost one-third of Covid-19 cases over the past two weeks in Ireland were in children under 18-years-old.

32% of cases reported in Ireland over the last 14-days were in children.

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HSE CEO Paul Reid also said that some testing centres in the country are now reporting positivity rates of up to 25%, with many counties reporting 10%.

“The more widespread it is in the community, the more it can breakthrough to those vaccinated. For a few weeks, let’s all take care, aim to see this off and reduce illness,” Reid said.

Reid claimed that younger age cohorts are the “new vulnerable groups” as many of them remain unvaccinated.

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“They are the new vulnerable groups because they aren’t vaccinated,” he said.

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