HEALTH bosses confirmed 6,843 new positive PCR cases and 5,295 antigen cases today, as well as 52 new deaths also confirmed last week.
As of 8am this morning, there are 910 people battling the virus in hospitals across Ireland, and those 90 are in the ICU.
A notice from the Department of Health reads: “The Health Protection Surveillance Center was notified today of 6,843* confirmed cases of COVID-19.
“In addition, on Monday, January 17, 5,295** people registered for a positive antigen test through the HSE portal.
“There have been a total of 6,087 COVID-19 related deaths reported in Ireland. This includes 52 new deaths reported in the past week (as of last Wednesday).
“As of 8 am today, there have been 910 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, of which 90 are in the ICU.”
The government will meet this Friday to discuss lifting measures such as the 8pm hotel curfew, which has been in place since mid-December.
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Speaking on the way to the Cabinet, Michael Martin “We can be optimistic about the medium-term,” said.
Martin said the Government would meet on Friday to decide on the easing of Covid-19 restrictions and it would “bring clarity to the public” at that time.
He said: “On restrictions etc., NPHET will meet tomorrow, the government will meet on Friday, and then we will give clarity to the general public and to various interests. , who are clearly very concerned about the situation and want that clarity and we’ll take it step by step.”
He added that there is “foundation for optimism” but we must be aware of new variants of the virus that may develop.
Meanwhile, Ireland’s day a Covid-19 bank holiday was set up on March 18.
This year, the country has one more bank holiday to recognize the efforts of the public, volunteers and all workers during the Covid-19 pandemic and to remember those who lost their lives due to the pandemic. virus.
This will be a one-off bank holiday, with a new one to fall in early February around St Brigid’s Holiday from 2023 onwards.
This is a plan to recognize the efforts of those who have worked in Covid-19 Disease.
The new holiday will be followed by a day of remembrance and recognition that will take place over St Patrick’s weekend.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8232244/covid-ireland-cases-52-deaths-last-week/ Covid-19 Ireland – 6,843 PCR and 5,205 antigenic cases while 52 new deaths were confirmed in the last week