Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – 22nd July 2021

July 22, 2021 0

The latest news as of 5.30pm on Thursday 22 July – 1,189 cases confirmed: 1,189 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. 95 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, with 23 of those patients in intensive care (ICU). Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

The Delta variant is now dominant across the EU and, in recent weeks, we have noticed a sharp increase in the level of travel-related cases of COVID-19.

As disease incidence increases both here in Ireland, and across Europe, it is important that, if you intend on travelling, you are aware of the disease profile in the area you are visiting, as well as the public health measures in place locally.

Only those who are fully vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days should be considering international travel at this time.

If you have recently returned to Ireland and have any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, headache, sore throat or a blocked or runny nose then please self-isolate and get tested without delay.

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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