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Covid-19 Update: Thur. 24rd Dec. 2020 – 8 Deaths – 922 New Cases.

“Ireland now has the fastest growing incidence rate in the European Union,” – Dr Tony Holohan

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have sadly been 8 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,192.

There are 922 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 83,073.

There are 255 coronavirus patients in hospitals, with 22 cases being treated in intensive care units, across the Republic.

There have been in total 1698 killer Covid-19 cases here in Co. Tipperary to date and rising, according to data last updated today, Thur. December 24th 2020. (Up 4 confirmed cases since yesterday).

Of today’s cases; 337 are in Dublin, 73 in Cork, 70 in Limerick, 56 in Wexford, and 43 in Galway, with the remaining 343 cases located across all other counties.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at almost 79 million with global deaths at over 1.73 million.

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, as this virus remains a constant danger, especially to vulnerable and older persons.

“Stop the chain of transmission now – limit your movements today and above all stay safe.”

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