Covid-19 Update: Sat. 5th Sept. 2020 – No New Deaths – 231 New Cases

11 New Covid-19 Cases In Tipperary in 48 hours

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 231 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 29,534.

There have been 133 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed today in Dublin, and of the remaining cases, 18 were in Kildare; 13 in Limerick; 8 in Offaly; 7 each in Galway and Wicklow; 6 each in Meath and Cork, and 5 each in Donegal, Cavan and Waterford. The remaining 18 cases were spread across counties Tipperary (Total 727, up 11 in just 48 hours with Tipperary TD’s not supporting advice from the Department of Health.); Carlow; Clare; Kerry; Laois; Leitrim; Louth; Mayo; Monaghan and Sligo.

Per the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Ireland’s 14-day virus incidence is over 32.0 per 100,000, while Britain is at 25.7, Germany at 17.9, Sweden at 21.6 and Poland at 23.3, thus remaining higher than several countries that are not on our Green List for travel.

Meanwhile, the Government has received guidance on the reopening of pubs and a consultation process with the drinks sector is expected to begin shortly, a spokesperson for the Taoiseach has stated today.

Both Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin and the Tánaiste Mr Leo Varadkar have both previously stated that they want pubs to reopen as soon as possible, but that any reopening must be done within a safe environment.

The next decision on reopening is expected to be made on September 13th next, when publicans are hopeful of a more concrete date.

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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