Covid-19 Update: Thur. 10th Sept. 2020 – 0 New Deaths – 196 New Cases

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 1,781.

However, there are 196 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 30,364.

Of the cases confirmed today; 103 are men and 91 are women. 61% are under 45 years of age.

Today’s cases are located as follows:- 107 in Dublin; 12 in Waterford; 11 in Limerick; 8 in Wicklow; 7 each in Meath and in Kildare; 6 each in Laois, and Westmeath. The remaining 32 cases are located spread over Tipperary; Cavan; Clare; Donegal; Galway; Kilkenny; Leitrim; Longford; Louth; Mayo; Monaghan; Offaly; Roscommon and Wexford.

Currently as of midnight last night, there were 2 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus in Limerick University Hospital, latter medical facility serving North Tipperary, while the facility serving South Tipperary, namely Clonmel General Hospital has 4 suspected cases.

In Northern Ireland, 78 new cases were confirmed today following tests on 5,492 individuals. The total number of cases in the North now stands at 8,035.

Meanwhile, Dr Mike Ryan (Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s Emergencies Programme) has said that he was confident that a vaccine would be found. He added that not all vaccines succeed or can be proven to be fully safe at this time. He further stated that it was correct that the Oxford group and AstraZeneca paused their current trial, adding that there are six other vaccines at phase three level.

Dr. Ryan also remarked that our governments deserve some space in order to get the balance between economy, society and public health right; something that Tipperary populist, vote catching TD’s like Mattie McGrath, Jackie Cahill, Michael Lowry and numerous Sinn Féin elected representatives nationally; who claim to have the solution to everything, might need to keep in mind.

The CEO of the Health Service Executive Paul Reid has stated today that there were 13,000 GP referrals for testing received on Monday last, which was more than double that of the same day last week. Some 21,000 referrals were received within two days, which included a large amount of school children and other people in North Dublin. Testing has been mobilised in this area as well as in Co. Limerick, as a result.

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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