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Covid-19 Update: Mon. 21st Dec. 2020 – 0 Deaths – 727 New Cases.

European Medicines Agency approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

Here in Ireland, the Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have been zero further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,158.

There are 727 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 80,267.

There are 221 coronavirus patients in hospitals, with 29 cases being treated in intensive care units, across the Republic.

There have been in total 1682 killer Covid-19 cases here in Co. Tipperary to date and rising, according to data last updated today, Mon. December 21st 2020.

Of today’s cases; 311 cases are in Dublin, 51 in Kilkenny, 48 in Wexford, 44 in Donegal, 44 in Cork with the remaining 229 cases located across 19 other counties.

The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan warns that it is really important that people stay at home and stop socialising, as the virus is spreading very, very quickly.

In Northern Ireland, a further seven coronavirus deaths have been recorded and an additional 555 cases have been diagnosed.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at over 77 million with global deaths at almost 1.7 million.

The current ban on travel from Britain to Ireland is unlikely to be lifted before Christmas, the Minister for Transport Mr Eamon Ryan has stated. Mr Ryan has stated that unfortunately Irish people based in Britain are not going to be able to come home for Christmas.

The National Public Health Emergency Team and the Government continues to request the public to reduce in-person contacts, to wash their hands regularly, to keep fresh air circulating in homes, to avoid crowds while shopping and to wear face coverings.

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

“Stop the chain of transmission now – limit your movements today.”

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