Ireland: 17% vaccine breakthrough “entirely in keeping with what we expect”

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The Irish Department of Health has reported 1,522 new cases of Covid-19. The number of patients being treated in hospital is 217, with 34 in ICU.  “Over the past fortnight we have reported almost 20,000 cases,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan in statement issued by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).  “While 17 per cent 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.”

Irish Times report


Ireland reports more than 1,500 new Covid-19 cases in one day. The Delta variant accounts for about 94% of all recorded new cases in Ireland.

Ireland has nearly 60% of the population fully vaccinated

Update: 17% of 20,000 cases is 3,400 vaccine breakthrough cases



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** This post was originally published on August 9, 2021 **