Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – 9th July 2021

July 9, 2021 0

The latest news as of 5.30 pm on Friday 9 July – 631 cases confirmed: 631 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.  50 COVID-19 patients are in hospital.  As of 8 am today, 50 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 15 are in ICU. Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

Today we are reporting over 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the first time since late April. This is a cause of concern and shows that this disease is prevalent in our communities again.

We know there is worry and frustration out there, particularly for young people who have had significant parts of their lives put on hold by this disease. We ask if you are not yet vaccinated, to hold firm to the public health advice as you await your vaccine. Please continue to manage your contacts, meet outdoors and avoid crowds.

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 or have any concerns, please isolate and seek a free PCR test as soon as possible. If you are not yet fully vaccinated and a close contact of a person that has tested positive for COVID-19, you also need to isolate and get a free PCR test.

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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