43 new Covid-related deaths have been notified for the past week 2 months ago

43 new Covid-related deaths have been notified for the past week

1,545 new cases have been recorded.

43 deaths related to Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland have been newly notified since Wednesday of last week, as per the latest figures released by the Department of Health.

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In addition, 1,545 new cases of the virus have been confirmed among the general populace.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has also issued a general reminder that these figures may change in line with future data validation.

To date (Wednesday, 8 September 2021), there have been a total of 5,155 deaths associated with Covid-19 notified in the Republic.

Speaking on Wednesday evening, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan noted that the overall incidence of infection is declining across the country. The five-day moving average, meanwhile, is 1,407.

Holohan also highlighted the stabilisation of ICU and hospital admissions.

"Incidence of Covid-19 in adolescents and young adults is falling significantly and we are seeing early encouraging signs that the rate of infection is plateauing in children of school-going age," said Holohan,

"NPHET will continue to monitor this trend over the coming weeks. Vaccination continues to offer the best protection against the most severe effects of Covid-19 including hospitalisation and death."

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Holohan closed his remarks by strongly encouraging anyone who has yet to avail of a vaccine to do so.