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Covid-19 Ireland – 6,329 PCR & 4,810 confirmed antigenic cases as CMO urges public to remember mask rule

The Chief Medical Officer confirmed an additional 6,329 cases of Covid-19 today, as the Chief Medical Officer urged the public to keep in mind the rule changes to the wearing of masks.

Meanwhile, 4,810 people registered for a positive antigen test through the HSE portal yesterday.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan

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Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony HolohanCredit: Brian Lawless / PA Wire
NPHET will meet this week to discuss the current situation of Covid-19

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NPHET will meet this week to discuss the current situation of Covid-19Credit: Alamy Live News

And as of 8 am today, there have been 1,006 people infected with the virus at the hospital, of which 97 are in the ICU.

Doctor Tony Holohan “As we continue to adapt the latest changes to public health advice regarding isolation and movement restrictions for cases and contacts,” said in a statement today. close contact, it should be remembered that the most important change concerns the wearing of masks.

“It is currently recommended that medical masks or FFP2 respirators be used by anyone 13 years of age or older, with a confirmed case, close contact, or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, on 60 years old and vulnerable people of any age indoors or in crowded places outdoor and anyone visiting a healthcare facility or when visiting people vulnerable to COVID-19 in any environment which school. ”

The Health Director added: “Masks can play an important role in reducing COVID-19 transmission if made properly, fitted and worn correctly – that is, they cover the nose, mouth and chin. “

And health bosses urge those who haven’t received booster shots to do the same.

“Evidence shows that people who get the booster are less likely to get infected and if they do, they’re also less likely to infect others,” he said.

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“According to our Amárach study, 68 percent of people under the age of 35, who had a full, primary but not booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, said they would receive a booster dose if they were given a booster dose. next injection week.

“It’s important to remember that you don’t need to wait for HSE to contact you about your booster appointment. You can book an appointment online on www.hse.ie, visit your local pharmacy or contact your doctor. ”

He added: “Over the past week, more than 46,000 children aged 5-11 have been immunized in Ireland. Vaccines are a very safe and effective way to protect children from the risk of COVID-19.

“HSE is running special vaccine clinics that are kid-friendly. Please make sure to visit www.hse.ie for reliable information about the COVID-19 vaccine or to make an appointment.

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“Continue to take basic public health measures, including vaccinations, to protect yourself and your loved ones from infection.

“Wear an appropriate mask recommended for you, practice social distancing and good hand hygiene, work from home unless necessary for in-person participation, avoid crowds and secure indoor space and public transport is well ventilated by opening windows frequently.”

It comes like NPHET We See you this week to discuss the current Covid-19 situation and whether restrictions on hospitality should be eased.

Last week, the head of NPHET’s modeling team, Professor Philip Nolan, said today the team will have the most up-to-date data on the Omicon wave.

Speaking last Wednesday, Professor Nolan said Ireland can exceed the top of the Omicron wave, but it’s too early to say for sure.

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