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Thursday, August 5, 2021

18 fully vaccinated people in hospital with Covid-19 – HSE

According to the Health Service Executive, there are currently 18 people who are fully vaccinated that are receiving hospital treatment for Covid-19.

The figures, which were released by the HSE this morning, also revealed that there is a total of 86 people in hospital with the virus and 22 people in ICU.

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The hospitals which have the highest amount of Covid-19 cases are Letterkenny University Hospital (12), Mayo University Hospital (9) and St. James’s Hospital in Dublin (8).

As of 8am on Wednesday, HSE data shows that Galway University Hospital has the highest number of fully vaccinated individuals with Covid-19 (4) followed by Letterkenny University Hospital (3).

Chief Operations Officer at the HSE ‘Anne O’Connor’ stated that 1 in 5 patients in hospital with Covid-19 are fully vaccinated.

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She added that the number of fully vaccinated people testing positive for the virus in hospitals rose from 7% on Sunday to 10% on Tuesday.

However, although the cases are increasing, fully vaccinated people who are being hospitalised for Covid-19 are exhibiting mild symtoms and are not becoming as sick.

It has also been noted that not everyone who is being hospitalised with Covid-19 is being treated for the virus as their admission may have been for other reasons and they happened to test positive for Covid-19.

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