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Covid-19 Update: Thur. 19th Nov. 2020 – 4 Deaths – 429 New Cases

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

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have been sadly 4 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,010.

There are 429 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 69,473.

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 19 are located in Co. Tipperary (Total 1,415 cases to date, per RTE summary); 173 in Dublin; 44 in Cork; 26 in Donegal; 22 in Louth; 21 in Kildare; with the remaining 137 cases located across the remaining 19 counties.

Other Covid-19 related news
Mr Simon Harris (Minister for Further and Higher Education) has announced a once-off Covid-19 payment scheme for third-level students. This once-off payment will ensure students who avail of the SUSI grant will receive a €250 top-up to their grant before Christmas. Funding for this scheme, worth €50m, had previously been announced as part of Budget 2021.

This evening there are 290 patients with coronavirus in Irish hospitals with 33 people of those in intensive care units, (ICU’s).

Gardaí have agreed to increase patrols as and from today, with a focus on people gathering in large groups in public spaces. Up to this date there have been 493 Covid-19 related prosecutions.

Officials within the Department of Agriculture have informed the owners of three mink farms in Ireland that their animals are to be culled to halt the potential spread of a mutated form of the Covid-19. A variation of the current virus was already detected in mink on a farm in Denmark and authorities globally are concerned if this mutated virus was to spread it could severely impact on the effectiveness of future vaccines.

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland have announced that a further 12 people have sadly died from Covid-19 virus. An additional 487 new cases of the virus have also been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases recorded in Northern Ireland to 48,716.

Total global cases this evening, now stand at well over 56.5 million [Global Cases – 56,561,918] with global deaths at well over 1.3 million [Global Deaths – 1,354,780].

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

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