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Covid-19 Update: Sat. 10th Oct. 2020 – Three Deaths – 1,012 New Cases

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

The Department of Health have confirmed that there have been sadly 3 new death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,824.

However, there are 1,012 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 41,714.

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 7 are in Co. Tipperary (Total of 862 todate); 241 are in Dublin; 112 in Cork; 80 in Cavan; 72 in Meath; 66 in Galway; with the remaining 434 cases located across 20 other counties.

Of the cases notified today, 71% are under 45 years of age.

As of last night, there were 194 virus cases in the States hospitals, of which 31 are in ICU’s.

There have been 902 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Northern Ireland during the past 24 hours.

Other COVID-19 News:
A group of around 100 counter-demonstrators confronted a smaller group of about 50 National Party supporters protesting against Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions in Dublin this afternoon. Gardaí at the scene were forced to intervene to keep both sides separated as crowd barriers and missiles were thrown together with fireworks being exploded. Two people were arrested.
Under Covid-19 regulations it is an offence to organise an outdoor gathering of more than 15 people, with offenders liable to fines of up to €2,500 together with a six month prison sentence.

The Covid-19 sub-committee has agreed to introduce fines for non-compliance with coronavirus-related rules. Laws will now be drafted by the ministers for Health and Justice, with a scale of graduated fines not yet agreed.

Speaking virtually to the Irish Hospital Consultants Association, the Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly has forewarned that the coming months may be the most challenging in living memory for Ireland’s coerced health sector.

Total global cases this evening now stand at amost 37 million [36,958,704] with global deaths at over 1 million [1,069,315], an increase of 11,690 in under 24 hours


Please do try to 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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