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Covid-19 Update: Mon. 16th Nov. 2020 – 5 Deaths – 456 New Cases

NPHET warn that Irish people may be taking their eye off the ball, with regard to the virus pandemic.


2 further killer Covid-19 virus cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have been sadly 5 further death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 1,984.

There are 456 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 68,356.

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 2 are located in Co. Tipperary (Total 1,362 cases to date, per RTE summary); 105 in Dublin; 85 in Limerick; 43 in Cork; 38 in Meath; 25 in Clare; with the remaining 158 cases located across all other counties.

Other COVID-19 News:
Two Covid-19 testing facilities are expected to open in Dublin Airport on Thursday, courtesy of privately run centres which will offer passenger drive-through or walk-in tests. Charges will range upwards from €99.00.

Barbecue Rib producers, RibWorld, located at Killenaule Road, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, have confirmed that following routine testing by the HSE in their Fethard plant, a number of workers have tested positive for coronavirus. These workers and those identified as having been in close contact, currently remain in self isolation. The production facility continues to operate the business as normal, while working closely with relevant health authorities.

The US biotechnology company Moderna, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, claims its experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing Covid-19, based on interim data from a late-stage clinical trial, with the majority of adverse events either mild or moderate in severity. This becomes the second US company in the past 7 days to report results that far exceed all expectations in the fight against the coronavirus.

Following social media footage showing large gatherings of people in Dublin & Cork city drinking on the street, discussions within Government are taking place amid indications that a clampdown on pubs selling takeaway drinks could now be introduced.

Currently, there are 274 confirmed cases of Covid-19 recorded nationally in our Irish State hospitals, with 33 of these patients in intensive care units, (ICU’s).

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland have announced that a further 14 people have sadly died from Covid-19 virus. An additional 331 new cases of the virus have also been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases recorded in Northern Ireland to 47,162.

Total global cases this evening, now stand at well over 54.6 million [Global Cases – 54,615,099] with global deaths at well over 1.32 million [Global Deaths – 1,320,742].

Remember: “Spread the Message, not the Virus”.

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