Covid-19 Update: Wed. 2nd Sept. 2020 – One New Death – 89 New Cases

No new cases of Covid-19 in County Tipperary

This evening, figures from the Department of Health confirm that there has been sadly 1 new death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,777, as one previously confirmed case is de-notified.

However, there are 89 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 29,114.

In Northern Ireland, 71 more cases have been confirmed with sadly two deaths in the past 24 hours. This takes their official death toll there to 562 with 7,436 cases in total confirmed.

Of today’s cases; 53 were in Dublin; 15 in Limerick; with the remaining 21 cases spread over Clare; Cork; Kildare; Kilkenny; Laois; Leitrim; Longford; Meath; Offaly; Waterford; Westmeath; Wexford, and Wicklow.

Meanwhile, Mr Paul Reid (Health Service Executive CEO) has stated that this coming winter will be more difficult than ever before, as it attempts to manage the Covid-19 virus; while at the same time, scaling up services that have been stalled over the past 6 months, due to the pandemic.

He further said he expects that the nasal spray vaccination for children, from ages 2-12 years, will be available free-of-charge from October 2020. He also stated that he hoped to see a greater uptake of the flu vaccine in healthcare workers.

In other Covid-19 news, there have been a further 21 potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations in relation to licensed premises uncovered; the latest Operation Navigation report has revealed.

This brings to 185 the cumulative total number of pubs suspected of non-compliance. The latest inspections were carried out between Monday 24th August and Sunday 30th August, according to a statement by An Garda Síochána. Files will be prepared for the DPP in each of these non-compliant cases.

Please do stay safe by reducing social contacts;
avoiding crowds; physically distancing; wearing face coverings and washing your hands regularly.


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