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Covid-19 Update: Tue. 15th Dec. 2020 – 8 Deaths – 329 New Cases.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have sadly been 8 deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,134.

There are 329 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 76,776.

Data last updated for Co. Tipperary, as of Tuesday, December 15th 2020, shows there have been 1,644 cases todate, as per Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

There are 196 coronavirus patients in hospitals, with 31 cases being treated in intensive care units, across the Republic.

Of today’s cases; 86 are in Dublin; 41 in Louth; 34 in Donegal; 25 in Limerick; 17 in Kildare; with the remaining 126 cases located across 20 other counties.

Everyone is being urged to limit their social interactions between now and Christmas, in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus, particular if they plan to meet with family and friends, who have underlying health conditions, over this Christmas festival period.

Meanwhile, the new coronavirus variant currently circulating in the United Kingdom has not been detected here in Ireland as yet, according to the director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, Mr Cillian De Gascun,.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at over 73.1 million with global deaths at almost 1.63 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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