94% of adults in Roscommon fully vaccinated as Covid cases rise 

Over 94 per cent of adults in Roscommon are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to HSE figures released to Newstalk this week.

94.2 per cent of adults are fully vaccinated in the county including 91 per cent of those over the age of 12.

According to the HSE figures, Waterford has the highest uptake with 96.6 per cent while Monaghan has the lowest uptake at 80.9 per cent. There are also ten counties where more than 10 per cent of the population are not yet fully vaccinated against the virus.

The news comes as the Department of Health reported 3,174 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday (Wednesday), though Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan said this figure could be adjusted due to a technical issue.

Dr. Holohan said there had been 56 deaths since Wednesday last, which brings the total number of Covid-related deaths to 5,492. As of 8 am yesterday morning, there were 460 patients in hospital and 86 in ICU.

The latest increase in case numbers has been attributed to the large number of people who have presented for testing over the Halloween period.