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Latest Covid case figures show 54 people being treated in ICU's

Aug 18, 2021 17:08 By Shannonside News
Latest Covid case figures show 54 people being treated in ICU's Latest Covid case figures show 54 people being treated in ICU's
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The numbers of Covid cases is still showing a large incidence of the disease across the country

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has  been notified today of 1861 confirmed cases of Covid.

As of 8am today, 249 Covid patients are hospitalised, of which 54 are in ICU.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, says the number of patients with Covid both in hospital and ICU has continued to increase in recent weeks and at the moment, 43% of patients with Covid in ICU are aged less than 50 years of age.

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He's asking people with symptoms  of Covid , like cough, fever, headache, sore throat and blocked or runny nose , to isolate and get a test immediately.

Dr Holohan is also asking people to continue to socialise safely by risk assessing,  and  meeting outdoors where possible, and to only meet up with small numbers of people and avoid crowds.

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