Ireland ‘turning onto a much better road’ as summer reopening plans get underway
The good news keeps on coming this morning.
With full details for the reopening of the country set to be confirmed by An Taoiseach Michéal Martin later today, the CEO of the Health Service Executive also had a positive take to share.
“After a long period for all, it seems that we are turning onto a much better road.” Mr Reid tweeted his followers this morning.
“We do so with our hospitals and health service in a better place, a rapidly scaling up vaccination supply and strong awareness from everyone of what works and the risks. Let’s keep motoring.”
After a long period for all, it seems that we are turning onto a much better road. We do so with our hospitals & health service in a better place, a rapidly scaling up vaccination supply and strong awareness from everyone of what works & the risks. Let’s keep motoring. @HSELive
— Paul Reid (@paulreiddublin) April 29, 2021
18 new cases in Cork
While the rollout of the vaccination plan is protecting the country’s most vulnerable, we’re not out of the woods just yet. A further 18 cases of coronavirus were reported in Cork in the past 24 hours, some of the 371 new cases across the country.
Of the latest cases, 131 are in Dublin, with 38 in Kildare, 33 in Donegal, 17 in Meath and the remaining cases are spread across 17 other counties.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 13 additional deaths related to Covid-19, three of which occurred in April, three in March and seven in February or earlier.
Took me just 10 minutes to register on the @HSELive vaccine portal tonight.
Really looking forward to getting my #CovidVaccine soon.
Our rollout is gathering pace. Anyone aged 60 to 69 can register here: https://t.co/LXV87JtP0a pic.twitter.com/CiRP3JWGVZ
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) April 27, 2021
Over 170,000 vaccinations were done this week, while more than 220,000 people aged 62 to 69 registered and over 90,000 appointments made for them.
134,000 medically vulnerable people received their first dose of the vaccine and 214,000 people aged over 70 had their second dose.