Covid-19 Update: Wed. 23nd Sept. 2020 – 2 New Deaths – 234 New Cases

One new killer COVID-19 virus case in Tipperary today

This evening, figures from the Department of Health confirm that there have been sadly 2 new deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,794.

However, there are 234 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 33,675.

Of today’s cases; 1 confirmed case in Co. Tipperary (Total todate 760); 103 are in Dublin; 30 in Donegal; 22 in Galway; 21 in Cork; 13 in Wicklow; 12 in Louth; 9 in Kildare and 8 in Meath, while the remaining 15 cases are spread across 9 counties.

Four Irish Cabinet ministers; named as Tánaiste Mr Leo Varadkar; Minister for Finance Mr Paschal Donohoe; Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Simon Coveney and Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly are restricting their movements and working from home following close contact with affected persons.

In Northern Ireland, 220 new cases of the virus have been confirmed in the last 24 hours.

COVID-19 virus cases confirmed today by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) shows global cases at over 31.5 million (31,673,086) with associated global deaths sadly at almost 1 million (972,100).

Meanwhile, a specialist in infectious diseases, Professor Mr Sam McConkey, has warned that Ireland is at the beginning of a second wave of the Covid-19 virus pandemic and that physical distancing is needed to “crush the curve into the ground”.

Germany is set to declare Dublin as an “AT RISK” area, due to its current high Covid-19 numbers, thus anyone travelling from our Irish capital will be required to take a Covid-19 test on landing at any German airport. Same is due to the fact that Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population has increased to 70.7, while Dublin city has an incidence rate at 136.9 per 100,000 population.

Please do make a special 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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