1,706 new cases confirmed as Paul Reid says vaccine programme has won "hearts and minds" of the public 1 month ago

1,706 new cases confirmed as Paul Reid says vaccine programme has won "hearts and minds" of the public

"Vaccination gives you higher protection. If not vaccinated you're at much higher risk."

There have been 1,706 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Ireland on Sunday.

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The figures released from the Department of Health on Sunday did not include the number of deaths related to the virus.

The Department of Health's statement said the number of daily cases may also change due to future data validation.

As of 8am on Sunday, 347 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 60 are in ICU

It comes aS HSE CEO Paul Reid has said that the vaccine programme has had "great success".

The HSE Chief said that the vaccine programme has won the "hearts and minds" of the Irish public, leading to "wider protection" against the virus.

"The vaccination programme has been a great success by winning the hearts and minds of the public to give us all wider protection," he said in a statement on Sunday.

Reid encouraged people who have yet to receive a Covid-19 vaccine to come forward for their jab, saying that the risk is "much higher" for those who have yet to be vaccinated.

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"Walk-in centres continue today for anyone aged 12 or over. Vaccination gives you higher protection," he added.

"If not vaccinated you're at much higher risk."

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