Covid-19 Update: Thur. 3rd Sept. 2020 – No New Deaths – 95 New Cases

Two New cases of Covid-19 in County Tipperary

This evening, figures from the Department of Health confirm that there has been zero 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 95 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 29,206.

Of these new cases, 52 are men and 43 are women, with 67% under 45 years of age.

We understand that 51 of the new cases identified today are in Dublin (13,535 in total); 6 in both Kildare (2,274 in total) and Meath (905 in total); while the remaining 32 cases are located across counties Tipperary (Latter county with 716 confirmed cases todate); Carlow; Clare; Cork; Kerry; Kilkenny; Laois; Limerick; Longford; Louth; Mayo; Offaly; Waterford; Westmeath; Wexford and Wicklow.

Dáil Bar

Meanwhile, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has stated today that around 25% of people who have been scheduled for Covid-19 testing, have failed to show up.

This statement comes, as the Health Service Executive (HSE) is to start recruiting more community ‘swabbers’ for Covid-19 virus, through an online application process starting from Monday. Several hundred people are being sought for this role, which will include part time work and will be available over seven days. The HSE confirm that these new appointments will now allow redeployed clinical staff to return to their previous work.

Other Covid-19 News.
An Oireachtas staff member has lobbied to have the Dáil Bar serve drinks to TDs and senators, without the need for the substantial €9 meal.

While 3,500 ‘wet pubs’ in our republic have been forced to remain closed since last March, due to having no planning permission to enable them to serve food, these revelations now come at a time when seething anger is being expressed over “Golfgate”. You will be aware that a Cabinet Minister and an EU Commissioner were both sacked (asked to resign their posts) for being at the latter event in breach of COVID-19 rules.
The Dáil Bar should now be totally eradicated and deemed “unfit for purpose”.

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


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