1,285 people with Covid-19 being treated in hospital this morning

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Facebook Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications 1,285 people with Covid-19 being treated in hospital this morning 1,285 people with Covid-19 are being treated in hospital this morning, an increase of 132 since yesterday.There are 107 patients with the virus in ICU.It comes as the more highly transmissible South African variant has been identified in Ireland.The first three cases of the strain were confirmed here yesterday, along with a record 8,248 new cases of Covid-19.Dr Cillian de Gascun, director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, says vaccines may not be fully effective in combating the South African variant:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Virus10am1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Previous articleGardai seize an estimated €105,000 of suspected cocaine in LiffordNext articlePolice say shooting of man in Creggan last night is ‘barbaric’ News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp By News Highland – January 9, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Google+last_img read more