COVID Cases Continue to Rise as Vaccine Take Up Continues
Nearly 100,000 people across the Island Of Ireland contracted COVID-19 in August 2021. The Republic saw a 73% increase in the number of cases from the previous month, and well of ahead of the 2,916 figure of August 2020. Northern Ireland saw its worst month since the pandemic began reaching 44,615 cases for the month, an increase of 48% from July. In total there have been 556,368 COVID cases since the pandemic began in 2020. In total 4.5 million people have been fully vaccinated, with 740,957 getting their second jab in August, the republic saw 1.2m second doses administered with the north delivering 119,653 in August.
Republic of Ireland
August saw an increase of 73% from July. 51,432 people were detected to have COVID compared to 29,693 in July. In total 59 covid related deaths were reported, this compares to July's figure of 16.
In total 1885 health care workers were diagnosed with COVID in August or 4% of the total cases reported. In total 1,134 people were admitted to hospital over the course of August.
The total number of fully vaccinate people now stands at 3,380,284.
August saw a 43% increase in cases from July, 44,615 people were detected to have COVID, up from 30,069 in June. In total 179 covid related deaths were reported, up from 140 in July. 1,348 people were admitted to hospital.
The total number of fully vaccinate people now stands at 1,163,562.
Republic of Ireland - Breakdown
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Northern Ireland - Breakdown