Ireland: Alarming increase in coronavirus patient admissions

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Her health principles Ireland announced last Monday night that at hospitals Nationwide, 606 patients are being treated for COVID-19, an increase of 153 cases – or 33.77% – compared to last week, which has increased pressure on the health system.

According to Colm Henry, an Irish National Hospital’s health official, the increase in imports is mainly due to a sub-variant of Omicron, which is currently considered to be dominant (accounting for more than 70% of SARS-CoV-2 cases). laboratory confirmed).

Mr. Henry pointed out that this sub-variant does not seem to cause a more serious form of the disease, however it is more contagious. According to him, the number of patients in intensive care units (ICU) remains constant.

He also stressed that one third of patients admitted to hospitals have not been vaccinated, while about half have not received third or fourth (first and second booster) doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Authorities are currently advising citizens over the age of 65 to get a second booster dose of their vaccine.

Ireland has recorded some 7,500 deaths due to COVID-19 out of a total of almost 1.6 million confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 since the outbreak of the new coronavirus broke out.

source: ΑΠΕ

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