Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – 30th July 2021

July 30, 2021 0

The latest news as of 6pm on Friday 30 July – 1,501 cases confirmed: 1,501 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. 169 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, with 23 of those patients in intensive care (ICU).  Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

This week vaccination is open to anyone over the age of 16 and those aged 12-15 will be able to register soon. Walk-in vaccination centres are now available for those yet to receive a first dose.

If you have a child with an underlying medical condition, that is living in a household where there are other people at risk, please avail of vaccination at the earliest opportunity.

Vaccination and the incredible uptake across many age groups is leading us to a turning point in the pandemic. If we experience similar uptake in the younger cohorts as experienced in the over 60’s, Ireland will have a strong population level defence against COVID-19 and its known variants.

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

If you experience any symptoms of a cold or flu, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, change in taste or smell, headache, sore throat, runny nose or blocked nose/sinuses, please isolate and come forward for a test. There are testing centres located in every county in Ireland.

Register to get your COVID-19 vaccine.

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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