A TOTAL of 1,453 Covid-19 cases have been reported overnight, figures out this teatime show.
Data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre also shows that 300 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, of which 60 are in intensive care.
There's now been a total of 5,249 deaths related to Covid-19 notified in Ireland. This includes 40 deaths newly notified in the past seven days.
Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said: "Throughout the pandemic, we have seen Irish people make extraordinary efforts to drive down incidence of Covid-19 by following the public health advice. More recently, the response to Ireland’s vaccination programme has been heartening, and now just under 91% of the population aged 16 years and older are fully protected through vaccination. Our collective efforts have protected thousands of people from experiencing the worst outcomes from Covid-19."
The @hpscireland has today been notified of 1,453* confirmed cases of #COVID19.— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) September 29, 2021
As of 8am today, 300 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 60 are in ICU.
There has been a total of 5,249 deaths related to COVID-19 notified in Ireland.
"As more of the activities we enjoy become available to us this week, it is important that we continue this national effort to break the chains of transmission of Covid-19. Vaccination remains our best means of protection and, if vaccination is available to you, then I strongly encourage you to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible," he added.
Dr Holohan urged people to continue to regularly wash their hands, wear a mask when appropriate – particularly in retail settings, on public transport and in healthcare settings - keep your distance, open windows and ventilate indoor spaces.
If you display symptoms of Covid-19 like cough, fever, fatigue, headache, or sore throat - isolate and contact your GP who will advise if you need to arrange a test, he added.
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