Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – 26th July 2021

July 26, 2021 0

The latest news as of 6pm on Monday 26 July – 1,345 cases confirmed: 1,345 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. 141 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, with 25 of those patients in intensive care (ICU).  Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:

We are currently experiencing high incidence of COVID-19 across many counties. There has been a significant increase in hospitalisation over the last fortnight.

Please continue to avoid crowded spaces, keep distance from others, keep indoor settings well-ventilated by opening windows and doors, wear a mask where appropriate.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:

87% of cases today are in those aged less than 45 years. If you are awaiting your vaccine or are awaiting your second dose, continue to protect yourself by following public health advice. Vaccines against COVID-19 are safe and effective. Please get vaccinated as soon as you have the opportunity to do so.

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