September 28, 2021

LATEST: 358 new cases of virus as Kilkenny under 50s get ready for vaccine

A further 358 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening while numbers in hospitals across the country continue to decline.

The Department of Health reported just 102 people are being treated for the virus in hospitals with just 39 in Intensive Care Units.

The county-by-county breakdown of the latest cases are not available due to the HSE ransomware attack.

It was also confirmed today by Health Minister, Stephen Donnelly that those aged 45-49 in Kilkenny would be able to register on the vaccine portal over the coming week.

Those aged 49 will be the first able to register from tomorrow morning, followed by 48-year-olds on Thursday, 47-year-olds on Friday, 46-year-olds on Saturday, and 45-year-olds on Sunday.

Those aged 40-44 are expected to be able to register next week.

It is the intention to provide people in this age group with either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

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