Covid-19 Evening Update

Here are the Covid headlines from across the day

The Chief Medical Officer says there are currently no plans to introduce a local lockdown in Limerick - but it can't be ruled out.

The county has the highest rate of Covid-19 nationally - with over 740 cases recorded there over the last two weeks.

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NPHET has reported a further 407 cases today - while there are 93 patients with the virus in hospital and 34 in ICU.

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The number of cases of the Delta variant, first identified in India, has increased to 115.

That's up from 97 last Friday

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People aged 44 can register for a Covid-19 vaccine from today.

43-year-olds can register tomorrow and those a year younger on subsequent days, with appointments set to start in two weeks.
 

 

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