county Republic Britain Ireland Coronavirus county Republic Britain Ireland

High Covid rate in NI driven by younger people - expert

Reading now: 419
www.rte.ie

Northern Ireland's high Covid case rate is being driven by infections in the young but it is often older people who are dying as a result, according to the regional head of the British Medical Association.

Dr Tom Black was speaking as the death rate remained relatively high. The health authorities have announced plans to vaccinate children aged 12-15 and commence a winter booster programme.

Over the summer, the infection rate and the number of deaths in Northern Ireland far outstripped those in the Republic. At one point, the deaths were running at around five times those south of the border.

Read more on rte.ie
The website covid-19.rehab is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News