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Covid-19 Update: Tue. 8th Dec. 2020 – 1 Death – 215 New Cases.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have sadly been 1 death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,097. [Three previous deaths denotified]

There are 215 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 74,682

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 74 are in Dublin; 11 in Limerick; 22 in Donegal; 15 in Kilkenny; 14 in Louth; with the remaining 79 cases located across 18 other counties. Counties with the highest infection rates include Donegal (220.5), Kilkenny (178.4), Louth (158.3) and Limerick (138.5).

Some 60% of infections are in people under 45 years of age.

There were 210 people bring treated in hospital with Covid-19, with 31 of these being treated for Covid-19 in intensive care units across the Republic.

The Government today approved the National Public Health Emergency Team’s advice on prioritisation of Covid-19 vaccines, revealing that over 65’s in long-term care, frontline healthcare workers and people over 70 years will be the first in Ireland to get the Covid-19 vaccine, once it has been approved.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at well over 67.8 million with global deaths at over 1.55 million.

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

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