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Number of people in ICU due to Covid is at lowest level this year

Jun 11, 2021 08:06 By Shannonside News
Number of people in ICU due to Covid is at lowest level this year Number of people in ICU due to Covid is at lowest level this year
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The rollout of the mass vaccination scheme continues to have positive benefits on a wide scale

The number of people with Covid-19 in ICU is at its lowest level this year.

23 patients with the virus are currently in intensive care, while 59 people are in hospital - the lowest in nearly 9 months.

398 new cases of the disease have been confirmed in the Republic.

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Trinity College Dublin Professor of Immunology Kingston Mills says the drop in hospital numbers is due to vaccination.

Meanwhile 16 of the 27 countries in the EU have lower Covid-19 incidence rates than Ireland.

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The country has slipped down the table recently, as many other states have seen big improvements in their 14-day rates.

Malta is the best in the EU, with just 13 cases per 100,000 people.

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