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Infection rates declining across the whole country – Holohan

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Tony Holohan has confirmed that the Covid-19 infection rate is declining across the whole country.

Holohan said: “Overall the incidence of Covid-19 infection is declining across the country, the five day moving average is 1,407 and we see a stabilisation of ICU and hospital admissions.”

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“Incidence of Covid-19 in adolescents and young adults is falling significantly and we are seeing early encouraging signs that the rate of infection plateauing in children of school going age,” he continued.

The CMO went on to say that vaccination is the main protection measure against Covid-19, including hospitalisations and death.

“Anyone yet to avail of vaccination is strongly encouraged to do so,” he said.

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There has been a drop in the incidence rate among the 19-24 age cohort, but there has been a spike in cases among children in recent weeks.

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