Ireland has reported the highest 7 day Covid case rate since the peak of January 2021 wave. The current case rate is three times what it was at the same point last year. Covid deaths are also increasing alarmingly, and hospitals are “filling up”.
“The Irish Department of Health has reported 3,726 new cases of Covid-19. The number of patients being treated in hospital was 493 as of 8am on Tuesday, it said, with 90 in ICU. The figure represents the highest number of cases recorded in one day since January 14th, when 3,955 cases were reported.
Despite this latest rise in numbers, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said that “we have to be concerned that things will deteriorate further”. He said the situation was very serious and having an impact on hospitals which were filling up.
Ireland’s Covid case rate is now three times higher than it was one year ago despite a massive vaccination campaign
Covid deaths in Ireland have also risen dramatically as the winter wave kicks off
VACCINATION UPDATE 🇮🇪
Uptake initiatives bearing fruit:
💉90% of 12+ population fully vaccinated
💉92.5% of adults (18+) fully vaccinated
💉84% of 18-29 age-group fully vaccinated
💉415k of 12+ popn are not fully vaccinated
💉283k adults are not fully vaccinated pic.twitter.com/14JU98mTNQ
— Brian MacCraith (@muirtheimhne) October 23, 2021