Ireland: Omicron mutation predominates within one month

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The Irish Ministry of Health announced yesterday Friday that 11,182 cases of SARS-CoV-2 have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, the highest number since the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the country.

According to Irish public radio and television, the RTÉ network, 83% of cases are now estimated to be due to the Omicron variant of the virus.

The first case of Omicron was recorded on December 1. Before the age of one, this most contagious variant has become dominant.

To address the new wave caused by Omicron, the government is speeding up the issue of booster doses. All age groups will be able to receive them from January 10; at the same time, children aged 5-11 are offered the first dose, Dublin said yesterday, Thursday.

At present, all citizens over the age of 40 can receive commemorative doses. As of Thursday, 1.96 million doses had been provided, covering almost 40% of the population.

In total, Ireland has recorded 5,890 deaths due to complications of COVID-19 out of a total of 691,557 SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Source: AMPE

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Source From: Capital

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