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Covid-19 Update: Mon. 7th Dec. 2020 – Zero Deaths – 242 New Cases.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have been zero deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,099.

There are 242 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 74,468.

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 76 are in Dublin; 27 in Donegal; 22 in Kilkenny; 16 in Galway; 14 in Louth; with the remaining 87 cases located across 18 other counties.

Some 63% of infections are in people under 45 years of age.

Some 9 coronavirus-related deaths have been sadly recorded in Northern Ireland, taking their official Department of Health toll to 1,059. An additional 397 new virus cases have also been confirmed taking the cumulative total todate to 55,444.

There were 223 people bring treated in hospital with Covid-19, with 28 of these being treated for Covid-19 in intensive care units across the Republic.

The National Public Health Emergency Team have warned that a major increase in close social contacts could result in 300-450 Covid-19 cases per day by New Year’s Day and some 800-1,200 cases by the second week in January. Same projections are contained in a letter sent last Thursday by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan to the Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly and published today on the Department of Health website.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at well over 67.2 million with global deaths at almost 1.54 million.

Please make every effort to keep safe when out and about.

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