February 22, 2024

LATEST: 1,163 new cases of virus, 71% of patients in ICU did not get jab

A further 1,163 more people have contracted the coronavirus, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.

And the number of patients currently being treated in hospital for the virus now stands at 297, an increase of 11 since yesterday. Of those, 61 are being treated in ICU – a rise of two.

The latest figures come as new data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows that 71% of the 335 people admitted to ICU with Covid-19 between April 1 and September 18 had not received a vaccine.

Of the 335 cases, 29% said they had received at least one dose. There were 62 cases of breakthrough infection identified, of whom 12 died.

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