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Covid-19 Update: Fri. 20th Nov. 2020 – 8 Deaths – 330 New Cases

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

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have been sadly 8 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,018.

There are 330 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 69,802.

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 12 are located in Co. Tipperary (Total 1,427 cases to date, per RTE summary); 99 in Dublin; 28 in Cork; 26 in Louth; 25 in Meath; 21 in Donegal; and the remaining 131 cases arelocated across 20 other counties.

Other Covid-19 related news
This evening there are 283 patients with coronavirus in Irish hospitals with 33 people in intensive care units, (ICU’s).

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland have announced that a further 12 people have sadly died from Covid-19 virus, with an additional 369 new cases of the virus confirmed.

As the Covid-19 virus pandemic rages around the world; Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have now confirmed that they will apply for emergency use authorisation, for their coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first to do so in the US or Europe. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has stated that if ongoing testing is successful, both the Pfizer/BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines could be authorised in the second half of December. Pfizer’s vaccine needs to be stored at -70C (- 94F) while Moderna’s vaccine only needs -20C (-4F), more inline with temperatures found in regular freezers.

Total global cases this evening, now stand at well over 57 million [Global Cases – 57,076,577] with global deaths at well over 1.36 million [Global Deaths – 1,363,533].

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

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