1,098 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed amid "ongoing heavy demand" at walk-in vaccine centres 1 month ago

1,098 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed amid "ongoing heavy demand" at walk-in vaccine centres

10,000 people were vaccinated at the centres yesterday.

As of midnight on Saturday 31 July, the Department of Health has been notified of 1,098 new cases of Covid-19.

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Of the 1,098 cases, 163 are in hospital and 26 are in intensive care units.

According to the Department, daily case numbers may change due to future data review, validation and update.

It comes amid "ongoing heavy demand" at walk-in vaccine centres throughout the country with 10,000 people vaccinated at the centres yesterday, according to the HSE.

HSE Chief Clinical Officer Colm Henry said that there was "ongoing heavy demand" for the centres over the weekend.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday he said: "Younger generation now shoring up the vaccine floodwall.

"Ongoing heavy demand for walk-in centres; over 10,000 attend yesterday with 20 centres providing facility today and tomorrow; check hse.ie for local details and opening times for walk-ins."

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There are 38 centres ran by the HSE that will be in operation throughout the country over the bank holiday weekend, with 20 open today and tomorrow as the vaccine portal opened for all those aged over 16 from last week.

People attending the centres will receive a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and will then receive a text for an appointment for their second dose.

You can find the full details of the walk-in centres here.