COVID-19: 8,354 New Cases In I...


COVID-19: 8,354 New Cases In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:24 6 Apr 2022

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There have been 8,354 further cases of COVID-19 registered in Ireland.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) says it's been notified of 4,076 PCR-confirmed cases.

While 4,278 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal on Tuesday.

As of 8.00am, 1,333 patients were hospitalised with the virus - which is down 27 on yesterday.

Some 58 of these were in ICU, which is an increase of four.

It comes as a second vaccine booster is to be offered to the immunocompromised and people over the age of 65.

Everyone over 65 will be offered a second mRNA booster – meaning they will have had a total of four doses.

People over the age of 12 who are immunocompromised will also be offered the second booster, meaning they will have had a total of five.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) said immunocompromised children should complete an extended primary course, which involved three doses.

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