Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – 8th September 2021September 8, 2021 ADMIN 0
The latest news as of 5.30pm on Wednesday 8 September – 1,545 cases confirmed: 1,545 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. 335 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, with 56 of those patients in intensive care (ICU). There has been a total of 5,155 deaths related to COVID-19 notified in Ireland. This includes 43 deaths newly notified in the past week (since last Wednesday).
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:
Overall the incidence of COVID-19 infection is declining across the country, the five day moving average is 1,407 and we see a stabilisation of ICU and hospital admissions.
Incidence of COVID-19 in adolescents and young adults is falling significantly and we are seeing early encouraging signs that the rate of infection is plateauing in children of school going age. NPHET will continue to monitor this trend over the coming weeks.
Vaccination continues to offer the best protection against the most severe effects of COVID-19 including hospitalisation and death.
Anyone yet to avail of vaccination is strongly encouraged to do so. Local vaccination sites are available on HSE.ie.
To get a free COVID-19 vaccine you can register for an appointmentat 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:
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