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Covid-19 Update: Mon. 14th Dec. 2020 – 2 Deaths – 264 New Cases.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have sadly been 2 deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,126.

There are 264 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 76,449.

There are 215 coronavirus patients in hospitals, with 33 cases being treated in intensive care units, across the Republic.

Of today’s cases; 79 are in Dublin; 24 in Donegal; 19 in Kerry; 18 in Limerick; 14 each in Kildare and Wexford and the remaining 96 cases located across 16 other counties.

An Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin has said the rollout of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will begin in the week after its expected approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA); latter which is expected to give its decision later this month, on December 29th .

Five coronavirus deaths have been sadly recorded in Northern Ireland, taking their official death toll to 1,129. They also report 419 new cases which takes their cumulative total of positive tests to 58,635.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at over 72.3 million with global deaths at almost 1.62 million.

Please be mindful, this Christmas season that this virus remains a constant danger, especially to vulnerable and older persons.

Please Remember “Hands, Face and Space”.

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