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11 Aug 2022

Latest Covid figures released by the Department of Health

Latest Covid figures released by the Department of Health

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 7,729 PCR-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

In addition, on Monday 21 March, 15,973* people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal. 

As of 8am today, 1,338 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 61 are in ICU.  

The Department also said, in order to avail of your booster after your first round of COVID-19 vaccination, you need to wait:

- 3 months (at least 90 days) if you are 16 or older
- 6 months (at least 179 days) if you are aged 12 to 15
- If you had COVID-19
- If you had COVID-19 after your first round of vaccination, you should get your booster dose at least:

- 3 months after symptoms started or from your positive test result if you are 16 or older
- 6 months after symptoms started or from your positive test result if you are aged 12 to 15
- If you have a weak immune system
- If you have a weak immune system, you should have been offered an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose.

You can get your booster at least 3 months after your additional dose if you are 12 or older, they said.

"An additional dose followed by a booster will hopefully give you better protection against COVID-19."

If you have had COVID-19 after your additional dose but need a booster dose, you need to wait:

- 3 months after symptoms started or from your positive test result if you are 16 or older
- 6 months after symptoms started or from your positive test result if you are aged 12 to 15

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