Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – 6th August 2021

August 6, 2021 0

The latest news as of 6.30pm on Friday 6 August – 1,782 cases confirmed: 1,782 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. 189 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, with 30 of those patients in intensive care (ICU). Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

Today and this weekend, the HSE are operating additional walk-in COVID-19 vaccination centres right across the country. This time last year, we could not have hoped for such highly safe and effective vaccines to aid us in suppressing this virus, nor that we would in fact have a range of them to use. The COVID-19 vaccination programme shows not only the best of scientific endeavour, but also commendable solidarity in those who come forward to receive a vaccine for the good of their wider community.

I strongly encourage anyone still awaiting their COVID-19 vaccine to avail of these vaccination centres this weekend. These vaccines are very effective at protecting against the worst effects of COVID-19. Not only do they offer personal protection, but the more of us who receive a vaccine, the safer we all are as a group.

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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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