Covid-19 Update: Wed. 16th Dec. 2020 – 6 Deaths – 431 New Cases.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have sadly been 6 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,140.

There are 431 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 77,197.

Data last updated for Co. Tipperary, as of Wednesday, December 16th 2020, shows there have been 1,648 cases todate, as per Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub; 4 more confirmed in the county since yesterday.

There are 207 coronavirus patients in hospitals, with 30 cases being treated in intensive care units, across the Republic.

Of today’s cases; 134 are in Dublin; 25 in Cavan; 53 in Donegal; 24 in Louth; 22 in Mayo; with the remaining 173 cases located across all remaining counties.

A further 8 people with Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland, bringing their total there to 1,143. A further 510 new cases of the disease have also been confirmed taking their cumulative total to 59,631.

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.

All of the European Union’s 27 member countries aim to start Covid-19 vaccinations on the same day, in a sign of unity, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has stated.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at almost 73.7 million with global deaths at over 1.66 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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