Covid-19 Evening Update
The top four things you need to know
There are 453 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and no deaths.
More than 788,000 doses of COVID 19 vaccines were administered here last month. The latest figures from the HSE show that the vaccine rollout has gathered momentum - 200 thousand doses were given out last week.
Officials in Brussels are urging every member country of the EU, except Ireland, to admit all fully-vaccinated travellers
Almost a thousand more pregnant women were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last wave than in the first wave of the virus. Figures in the Irish Independent show 1,147 women who were over 6 weeks pregnant were diagnosed with the virus in the last wave.
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Number of patients with Covid-19 in intensive care rises
The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care has risen by more than a third in the past week.
Covid cases drop 2% in the past week
New cases of Covid-19 have decreased by 2% over the past week.
BREAKING: There has been a further 360 Covid-19 cases
110 people are being treated in hospital for the virus
HSE say they are doing everything they can to clear delays at their Covid-19 test centre in Blackpool
The registration process for a test is being done manually due to the recent cyber attack on the HSE
Primary school in Rathcormac say they are in contact with the HSE following some positive cases of Covid-19
In a statement to RedFM News, management at Scoil Bhríde say classes are continuing and the board of management are monitoring the situation closely
People in their 40s to find out when they can register for vaccine
People in their 40s will find out later this week when they can register for a Covid-19 vaccine.
802 new cases of covid-19 have been confirmed in the past two days
447 new cases as of midnight Friday and 355 new cases as of midnight Saturday
Calls for Government to say when mandatory hotel quarantine can be scaled back
It's after five countries were taken off the travel list yesterday, including Bermuda, Iran, Montenegro, Palestine and Serbia
Public health expert says there's a risk there'll be another pandemic in the future
Professor Anthony Staines says Covid-19 could have been contained at an early stage, without getting out of control in different countries
Irish Travel Agents Association CEO: EU's Digital Travel Cert Only Way To Open Countries For Tourism
That's according to the CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association, who says tourism needs to be consistent across the EU
Covid-19: Evening Update
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Portugal Announces It Will Admit Tourists From Most European Countries From Monday
The decision comes after months of restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country