COVID-19:  1,782 New Cases As...

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COVID-19: 1,782 New Cases As Vaccination Programme Enters Final Weeks


05:10 6 Aug 2021

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The highest number of cases of Covid-19 since late January has been reported today.


The government says there are 1,782 new infections.


The seven-day average has risen to about 1,300 cases - with very high incidence rates in Donegal, Louth and Galway.


The government says the trajectory of the virus is very uncertain.


Latest HSE figures show there are 189 patients with COVID-19 in Irish hospitals, a slight drop compared to 193 yesterday.


30 of those patients are in intensive care, up from 28 yesterday.


Around 89% of adults have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.


HSE CEO Paul Reid earlier said it’s now looking like they’ll have completed vaccination of the adult population by the end of August or early September.


He said that’s “probably about four weeks ahead of where we thought we would be”.



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