Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – 15th September 2021

September 15, 2021 0

The latest news as of 5pm on Wednesday 15 September 1,185 cases confirmed: 1,185 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. 292 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, with 65 of those patients in intensive care (ICU). There has been a total of 5,179 deaths related to COVID-19 notified in Ireland. This includes 24 deaths newly notified in the past week (since last Wednesday).

The five day moving average is 1,212.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:

COVID-19 vaccines are providing very effective protection from severe illness and have fundamentally changed the risk profile of this disease.

Since the 1st of April, approximately 4 out of every 5 people admitted to ICU and approximately 3 out of every 4 deaths with COVID-19 were not fully vaccinated. It remains vital that those who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine do so at the earliest opportunity.

If you are fully protected through vaccination, then you can have confidence that your vaccination, and your continued adherence to the public health advice appropriate to each environment, is the best way you can protect yourself from COVID-19.

To get a free COVID-19 vaccine you can register for an appointment at a vaccination centre. You can also go to a walk-in clinic without an appointment at certain times.

To get a vaccine appointment, you can:

If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW are struggling and need help check out the local help/support available on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

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