Covid-19 Update: Wed. 16th Sept. 2020 – 3 New Deaths – 254 New Cases

No New confirmed Covid-19 Cases In Co. Tipperary Today

This evening, figures from the Department of Health confirm that there has been sadly 3 new deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,788.

However, there are 254 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 31,799.

Of the cases confirmed today; 136 are in Dublin; 20 in Donegal; 13 in Louth; 12 in Wicklow; 9 in Waterford; 7 each in Carlow and Cork; 6 in Galway; with 5 each in Kerry and Wexford. Of the remaining 28 cases same are spread over counties Clare; Kildare; Kilkenny; Laois; Leitrim; Limerick; Longford; Mayo; Monaghan; Offaly; Roscommon and Westmeath.

Other Covid-19 News Today

Disease specialist Professor Sam McConkey warned there could be 5,000 daily cases of the Covid-19 virus in Dublin by the end of October 2020, if action is not taken and if individuals fail to follow anti-Covid advice.

Professor Philip Nolan has warned that Ireland could face up to 3,500 daily COVID-19 cases, if the virus is allowed to continue in its present trend. Prof Nolan explained infections are rising at a rate of between 4% and 6% per day. Same rise will double every 12 to 18 days unless case numbers are brought under control. In the unlikely scenario where we do nothing this would lead to 1400 – 3500 new cases per day by the end of October.

It is now important that Tipperary politicians, like Allan Kelly, Mattie McGrath, together with Premier County TD’s who claim to support this present government; namely Jackie Cahill and Michael Lowry, behave responsibly and leave populist vote catching efforts to Sinn Féin, the Yellow Vest movement, Direct Democracy Ireland and all the other misguided Ben Gilroy’s, Gemma O’Doherty’s and John Waters’ of this our pandemic troubled State.

Interesting to hear Tipperary TD Mr Jackie Cahill, latter who attended the Cheltenham Race Festival in the UK, during the Covid-19 Irish lock-down, and who was calling for a meat plant to be allowed to open in Banagher, Co. Offaly, when Co. Offaly was in lock-down, is now calling for improved precautions to protect himself and other TDs and officials in Dáil Éireann.

Letter from the Acting Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) to the Minister for Health re COVID-19 (Coronavirus), September 11th 2020, can be viewed HERE.

Minutes and Agendas from meetings of the NPHET: COVID-19 can be viewed HERE.

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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