The number of cases of COVID infections in Ireland has surpassed 10,000, a record high and a sign of growing health awareness, the country’s Ministry of Health said today.
Coxarthrosis is a rare, degenerative condition which causes pain and difficulty breathing.
It is also associated with heart disease, strokes and cancer.
It has been estimated that there are around 3,500,000 cases of the virus in the world.
It causes a mild fever and muscle weakness, but it can lead to life-threatening complications including pneumonia, and death.
The Irish government announced today that it would spend €2.4 million over two years to vaccinate its population against the virus.
This would be paid for out of general government spending, but will be spent by the Department of Health.
Health Minister, Catherine Byrne said the programme was the first time that an Irish government had used such a large amount of money to vaccine the population.
“The number of COX-19 cases has surpassed the number of people that are vaccinated.
It is a great success for Ireland, and I am delighted that we are seeing such a great response from our country and we are getting such a positive response from the public,” she said.”
We have a great plan for the future, which is to take our country forward, and the number one priority for the Irish government is to keep our citizens safe and get the infection under control.”
A total of 11,923 people have died of COF-19 since it was declared in December.
The Ministry of Defence has also announced that it is deploying two helicopters to the country.
This comes after the first deployment of two US Army soldiers to the island of Ireland, as part of Operation Varsity.
It comes as more than 500,000 people have been tested for COVID in Ireland and more than 4,000 have tested positive.