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Covid-19 Update: Sat. 22nd Aug. 2020 – 2 New Deaths – 156 New Cases

We understand that there have been 12 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary today.

An Taoiseach Mr Micheal Martin has refused to recall the Dáil despite opposition parties; Sinn Féin and Labour demanding an end to the Dáil summer recess.
As usual their purpose is just an attempt to embarrass the Government with regard to the ‘The golf society dinner scandal’; foolishly organised by former TD and senator Mr Donie Cassidy, while same opposition parties continue to offer not one single solution, in an attempt to get this country’s economy back on track, during this current Covid-19 pandemic.

Tipperary Fianna Fáil TD Mr Jackie Cahill, announced publicly yesterday that he would “answer the call” should Taoiseach Micheál Martin ask him to fill the now vacant Agriculture brief.
However, Mr Cahill’s past remarks claiming he was struggling to understand the reasoning behind some of the recent Covid-19 restrictions introduced by his own Government; his inability to communicate by email and his out of touch calls made on August 11th last, on local radio, where he voiced his criticism on the delay in opening a meat plant in Banaher, Co. Offaly; latter a county the National Public Health Emergency Team and his own government had already marked for lock-down; will now see him deemed totally unexceptable for the high profile post.

Donegal TD Mr Charlie McConalogue, according to media reports, is emerging as the current front runner to be the next holder of this post.
We learn that An Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin yesterday has taken control of the agriculture brief, until Dáil Éireann returns from its summer break in September.

Confirmed virus cases over the past 24 hours

Up to last evening there were 4 confirmed cases in University Hospital Limerick, the medical facility serving North Tipperary, together with a further 16 suspected cases.

In South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary; latter the medical facility serving South Tipperary, there were 2 suspected cases of the virus.

Yesterday also saw the highest number of Covid-19 tests ever completed in a single day here in Ireland, with 13,000 tests completed for the first time.

This evening, figures from the Department of Health confirm that there have been 2 new deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,777.

However, there are 156 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 27,908. These totals includes the denotification of one death and three previously confirmed cases.

Of these new cases, 81 are men, 75 are women and 71% are under 45 years of age.

These latest cases include, as already stated, 12 persons in Tipperary; while 55 are in Dublin; 36 in Kildare; 9 in Limerick; 7 in Kilkenny; 6 in Waterford, with the remaining 31 cases located in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Laois, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.

With confirmed clusters in Ireland now rising to 2570; it has also been confirmed that the first prisoner, a female, here in Ireland, has tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday.

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