HEALTH bosses have today confirmed an additional 8,126 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
As of 8am this morning, 845 people have been hospitalized fighting the deadly virus and 79 are in intensive care.
Yesterday, 3,911 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal.
It comes to nearly all Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted with reception venues returning to normal operating hours and social distancing measures removed.
Meanwhile, Stephen Donnelly has criticized those who choose not to get vaccinated that “it’s on them” if they continue to put themselves at risk.
‘IT IS ABOUT THEM’
Speaking on On The Record with Gavan Reilly this morning, the Health Secretary said: “They are putting themselves in jeopardy, 60% of patients in our critical care hospital are not vaccinated.
“I think it’s because they if they choose not to get vaccinated, they’re intentionally putting themselves at significantly higher risk but that’s the choice for them.
“I really want people to keep getting vaccinated. There are people who are victims of misinformation and very sophisticated online campaigns.
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“There are people who have been deceived and lied to and their own health and the health of those around them have been threatened.”
He added that he urges people to get vaccinated if they have not already done so and “trust the science” because it is “the absolutely right thing to do”.
Currently, around five percent of the Irish population remains unvaccinated.
Mr. Donnelly also praised the side benefits of Covid Digital Cert after it removed as a request to enter different facilities.
BENEFITS OF DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE
He said: “There are secondary benefits to the digital Covid cert as more people and more young people have gone and it gives them an extra incentive to get vaccinated, one of the things that has protected country but that was never the main purpose of CERT Covid.
“The digital Covid certificate is about limiting transmission in high-risk environments. A large portion of countries have either enhanced or they have enhanced immunity from infection.”
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8250297/covid-ireland-cases-health-minister-icu-unvaccinated/ Covid-19 Ireland – Health bosses confirm 8,126 cases as Health Secretary reveals 60% of ICU patients are not vaccinated