Covid-19 Update: Fri. 8th Oct. 2020 – Five Deaths – 617 New Cases

This weekend, please follow public health advice and do your part to make an impact on the disease.

Six new killer COVID-19 virus cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary today.

The Department of Health have confirmed that there have been sadly 5 new deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,821. [One case denotified]

However, there are 617 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 40,703.

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 6 are confirmed in Co. Tipperary (855 in total to date); 123 are in Dublin; 107 in Cork; 42 in Meath; 36 in Kerry; 35 in Galway; with the remaining 274 cases located across 21 counties;

Nine (9) patients with Covid-19 virus are being treated at University Hospital Limerick, latter facility which serves North Tipperary and one (1) at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, serving the South of the county.

Other COVID-19 News:
New virus cases confirmed in Northern Ireland today have now reached a new high of 1080, with thankfully no deaths reported. The overall total number of cases confirmed in Northern Ireland todate stands at 18,190.

Following newspaper reports earlier today; the Department of Education has stated that no decision has been taken as yet in relation to extending school closures over the mid-term break by an extra week. The majority of schools were due to close for the coming mid-term from Monday October 26th to Friday October 30th.

A meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 today considered whether fines should be introduced to enforce pandemic related regulations. No final decision in relation to same, as yet, has been announced.

Total global cases this evening now stand at over 36 million [36,574,082] with global deaths at over 1 million [1,062,658]; an increase of over 5,000 in the past 20 hours.

With incidents rates of Covid-19 virus cases reported as rising in Local Electoral Area’s of Co. Tipperary over the past 14 days, e.g. Roscrea – Templemore 48.2; Clonmel 41.1; Nenagh 37.4; Newport 36.7; Carrick on Suir 30.9; Cahir at 34.0. and Thurles 25.8; people residing in Tipperary are being asked once again to make a special effort to stay safe. Same can be achieved by reducing social contacts; avoiding crowds; physically distancing; while wearing face coverings and washing hands regularly.

Please Stay Safe


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