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Coronavirus: 1,522 new cases reported in Ireland

There have been a further 1,522 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ireland today. The five-day mov...
Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

18.03 9 Aug 2021


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Coronavirus: 1,522 new cases reported in Ireland

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

18.03 9 Aug 2021


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There have been a further 1,522 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ireland today.

The five-day moving average of new cases now stands at 1,692.

The five-day moving average of new coronavirus cases is now 1,692

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Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said there have been almost 20,000 cases in the past fortnight.

He said: "While 17% of these cases were in people who are doubly vaccinated, this is entirely in keeping with what we expect as an increasing proportion of our population get vaccinated. It's important to remember that this does not mean vaccines are not effective.

"While they will not prevent every case, they provide excellent protection against severe disease and significantly reduce the risk of hospitalisation.

"If you are awaiting or have recently received your second vaccine dose, please be aware you are not yet fully vaccinated.

"You will be fully vaccinated 1 week after your second dose of Pfizer and 2 weeks after your second dose of Moderna and AstraZeneca. If you have received Janssen, you should not regard yourself as fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after."

217 patients with COVID-19 were being treated in Irish hospitals as of this morning - up from 208 yesterday.

There are 34 patients with the virus being treated in intensive care.

Main image: Dr Tony Holohan. Photograph: Leah Farrell / RollingNews.ie

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