Covid 19, Coronavirus

Covid 19, Coronavirus

More than 77,000 vaccines administered up to yesterday

A total of 77,303 Covid-19 vaccines have been administered up to yesterday, according to the Heath Service Executive.

14/01/2021 17:45:00

A total of 77,303 Covid19 vaccines had been administered in Ireland up to yesterday, according to the Heath Service Executive |

A total of 77,303 Covid-19 vaccines have been administered up to yesterday, according to the Heath Service Executive.

A total of 77,303 #Covid19 vaccines had been administered in Ireland up to yesterday, according to the Heath Service Executive |— RTÉ News (@rtenews) January 14, 2021 He said said Ireland has received 152,100 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to date, along with 3,600 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

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Mr Reid said the number of people who are being admitted to hospitals and ICU is rising at a "very concerning pace", describing the situation in hospitals as "grim".He said "it is continuing get worse from where we are today" and said staff are reporting that "it is continuing to heat up". 

He confirmed that there are 1,792 people with Covid-19 being treated in hospital.Paul Reid said that equated to over 100% more than at the first peakThe number of people in intensive care units is now 169, which has exceeded the first peak of 160.

100 of those in ICU are receiving ventillated support.He said general beds available across the system are 532 and ICU beds are 31 adults and 6 paediatric beds.He said the number currently in hospital is up 80% within the week.The HSE's Clinical Lead for Covid-19, Dr Colm Henry said the HSE is seeing over 100 people being admitted to hospital for Covid-19 daily. 

He said they are seeing a "high level of pre-intensive care" for Covid patients in hospitals.Dr Henry said "secondary outbreaks" are also taking place in hospitals and said the proportion of people who are acquiring Covid-19 in hospital is half of the total number of patients. 

In relation to the vaccine, Dr Henry confirmed that six doses can be taken from one multi-dose vial of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine, "sometimes seven" he said, up from five doses. Latest coronavirus stories In relation to PPE, Paul Reid said that they are in a much stronger position on PPE to protect frontline healthcare workers.

They have had a three month stock across all warehouses which has been distributed at an increasing rate to frontline teams.Mr Reid said that they have a strong supply and distribution of ventilators across the system and that hospitals were confident they had strong levels of oxygen supplies.

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He said the decision to suspend or pause non-urgent care was the right decision but not an easy one, adding that it was aimed at reducing the footfall and reduce the risk and increase capacity.He said more ICU beds have been opened and staffed and said they are now at a total number of 302 in the system as of today.

Mr Reid said there had been a significant redeployment of staff to support ICU critical care.He said while things are bad, but he said he is confident that with the action the public, the HSE and Government have taken "that we can slowly pull this back".

Using a sporting analogy, he said we have the wind behind us and we do have a key striker to come on which is the vaccine. But he said that will be for much later.There are 384 open outbreaks of Covid-19 in hospitals and long-term residential care facilities. 

Dr Colm Henry said the 14-day-incidence rate, at 1,449, is 20 times what it was in early December, adding that Ireland is the second worst in Europe. He said the R number is "well in excess of 1".The Chief Operations Officer with the HSE, Ann O'Connor has said they have opened new Covid-19 assessment hubs in Waterford, Kilkenny and Slane this week.

She said more are planned to be opened next week in Cavan, Galway and Clonskeagh in Dublin. Read more: RTÉ News »

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The vaccine requires two shots. The claim that all (save people in ltcf) were frontline HCWs will come as a surprise to some. Is it true? Vaccine is an incorrect term... Technically speaking it is gene therapy. Are we working 24/7 on securing and administering the vaccines ? New NHS data shows 2,371,407 doses have been given in total across the country - that includes 1,997,304 first doses and 374,103 second doses - in the week leading up to 10 January.

You forgot to mention all the admin staff who got the vax and there was none left for front line who were scheduled to be vaccinated. Over 70’s to be vaccinated “WITHIN 11 MONTHS”!! 😂 Life ain’t returning to normal any time soon folks, get comfortable it’s going to be a long ride! Big increase in numbers vaccinated from this time last week! Great news 👏🏼

If people believe this, there is no hope for them. How many in the health service has refused the vaccine? You cant vaccinate people if the vaccine is not in the country. 7,925 out of how many at risk in LTCF? Ther the type of stats we need to be hearing at this time at last and what about the numbers of people that test negative be great too and the number of people discharged from hospital after being brilliantly care for by are nurses and doctors

77,303 is a joke at this stage. Should have been at least in the 6 figures range And the one sided propaganda continues Move to 24 hour, ffs, let’s get going! 77,303 in two weeks is going to take some serious inflating to turn into 4 million by September .This current rate will see less than 1 million people vaccinated by Sept and a ramp up of 5 to 6 times this rate will be needed.

69k healthcare workers vaccinated? I find that very hard to believe. Would love to know the numbers refusing. In France only 30% of heathcare workers are taking it. People are very sceptical and rightly so. looking last just the number, every person who becomes vaccinated creates that 'transmission barrier' such good news.

How many were taken by pen pushers in offices nowhere near the public?