COVID-19: 1,179 cases reported today

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Galway Daily news COVID-19: 1,586 new cases notified in Ireland

A further 1,179 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Department of Health in Ireland today.

As of Sunday morning, there are 91 people in the country being treated for COVID-19 in hospital.

Of those hospitalised, there are 22 patients who are seriously ill in the intensive care unit.

HSE Chief Executive tweeted that Ireland is in for a “bumpy journey” over the next few weeks due to the Delta variant.

However, he also noted that the positivity rate among tests dropped from 8.4% to 6.7% yesterday.

The vaccination programme is also proceeding at pace, with 77% of the country now partially vaccinated, and 64% are fully vaccinated.