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COVID-19: Under-12s account for over 20% of recent Covid cases

The latest figures have shown that those aged 0-12 years old account for 20% of all recent Covid-19 cases.

Of the 18,524 reported cases, 5,103 of them were in those aged up to 12 years old.

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According to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), the 5 to 12-year age group accounted for 21% of all reported cases.

Currently, those who are under the age of 12 years old are not part of any current vaccination programme in Ireland.

The overall incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland is 389 cases for every 100,000 people.

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In terms of hospital figures, there are 300 people currently receiving treatment for Covid-19 as of 8am this morning.

In relation to the vaccine rollout, new figures show that 91% of people aged 16 years old and over have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

IMAGE – Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

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