Covid-19 Update: Sun. 13th Sept. 2020 – 1 New Death – 255 New Cases

Killer Covid-19 Virus Growth Rate Places Ireland Third Highest Amongst EU Member States

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 1,784.

However, there are 255 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 30,985.

Of the breakdown of cases today, 156 are in Dublin; 22 in Waterford; 13 in Donegal; 11 in Wicklow; 9 in Limerick; 8 in Kildare, and 5 in Clare. The remaining 31 cases are spread over Counties Tipperary ( One new case today – Total cases to date 740); Carlow; Cork; Galway; Kerry; Laois; Longford; Louth; Mayo; Meath; Offaly; Westmeath and Wexford.

An Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin, has stated that he was greatly concerned about what he called the “aggressive marching” of 2000 anti-Covid restriction protesters in Dublin yesterday; protesting against current public health measures.

Mr Martin rightly stated that the priority was to keep schools and colleges open and everything would be done to fully achieve that, including prioritising schools above sports and opening pubs.

Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, Mr John Twomey, has urged people not to gather in large groups, however there exist a certain category of misguided individual, intent on not just destroying our shrinking health service, but also our overall economy. Time for public and formal disapproval to be expressed by all elected representatives, including those representing Co. Tipperary.

In Northern Ireland, 87 new cases of coronavirus have been reported with no deaths.

The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkin’s University (JHU) have confirmed today that worldwide there have been almost 29 million Covid-19 virus cases identified and confirmed. Sadly the virus has now killed almost 921 thousand (920,942) of these confirmed cases.

Spain remains the country with the highest 14-day incidence per 100,000 at 270.7, followed by France at 151.3. The UK figure is 48.6.

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


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