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Coronavirus: 1,126 New Cases Confirmed

22 patients are in intensive care units.

The Department of Health has reported 1,126 new cases of covid-19 this afternoon.

123 patients are currently being treated in Irish hospitals with the virus.

Of those, 22 are in intensive care units.

The head of the HSE says almost 70 percent of the adult population is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Paul Reid says more than 5.5 million doses have been administered so far.

He says over 80% f adults have now had at least one dose.

Meanwhile, Germany has become the latest country to hint that restrictions may be introduced for unvaccinated people.

Angela Merkel's chief of staff told a Sunday newspaper they may be barred from restaurants, cinemas and stadiums.

The Delta variant is spreading in the country.

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