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Coronavirus: 6,735 New Cases Confirmed

The number of Covid patients has risen by 35 since yesterday.

The Department of Health has reported an additional 6,735 new cases of Covid 19 today.

Figures compiled this morning show 461 virus patients are receiving treatment in the nation's hospitals.

91 of those are in intensive care units across the country.

Meanwhile, people have been urged to get their boosters as quickly as possible to protect against the Omciron variant.

The new strain is causing the virus to spread quickly, with more than 10,000 cases reported yesterday.

Many walk in vaccination centres reopen today after being closed during the Christmas period.

DCU professor of health systems Anthony Staines says it helps the individual and the wider healthcare system:

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