Covid-19 Update: Wed. 21st Oct. 2020 – 3 Deaths – 1,167 New Cases

11 new killer Covid-19 virus cases confirmed in Tipperary

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have been 3 new deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,868.

There are 1,167 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 53,422.

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 11 are in Co. Tipperary (1,027 cases to date per RTE summary); 263 are in Dublin; 142 in Meath; 137 in Cork; 86 in Cavan; with the remaining 528 cases located across remaining counties.

Today nationally, 314 Covid-19 patients are in Irish hospital, with 34 of these in ICU’s.

Other Covid-19 related news.
The Government has published legislation detailing fines for people who hold house parties during the current pandemic.
In the case of a first offence, anybody found guilty will be subject to a fine not exceeding €1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or both.
In a repeat second offence anybody found guilty will be subject to a fine of €1,500 or imprisonment for up to three months.
For a third or subsequent offence anybody found guilty will be subject to a fine of €2,500 or imprisonment for up to six months.

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland reports 5 further Covid-19 linked deaths and 1,039 new cases today.

There has been a sharp rise in the number of weekly Covid-19 outbreaks being detected in schools for a second week running, according to the latest public health data; with 46 outbreaks detected in primary and secondary schools in the past 7 days, bringing the toll in schools to 118.

Total global cases this evening now stand at almost 41 million [40,932,220] with global deaths at well over 1.1 million [1,126,789].

Do Remember the four C’s – avoid Closed spaces, Crowded places,
Close-contacts and do Cover faces.


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