Covid-19 Update: Thur. 24th Sept. 2020 – 3 New Deaths – 324 New Cases

3 new killer COVID-19 virus cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary over last 48 hours.

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 1,797.

However, there are 324 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 33,994.

Of today’s confirmed cases; 2 are in Tipperary (Total 762 cases to date); 167 are in Dublin; 42 are in Donegal: 34 in Cork; 13 in Monaghan; 12 in Kildare; 8 in Cavan; 6 each in Limerick, Meath and Roscommon and 5 in Wicklow. The remaining 23 cases are spread across 10 other counties.

Other COVID -19 news:
The Government has agreed to impose further Covid-19 restrictions on Co. Donegal with the county to move to Level 3 restrictions from midnight tonight. The 14-day incidence of the virus in Donegal rose again today and is now at 122.5 confirmed cases per 100,000 people.

The Health Service Executive’s Winter Plan, published today, has promised 251 extra acute hospital beds this year plus 232 early next year; while there will be 17 extra critical care beds to add to the existing 282 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds.

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 32 million (31,926,175) with associated global deaths sadly at almost 1 million (977,311).

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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