Covid-19 Update: Fri. 25th Dec. 2020 – 2 Deaths – 1,025 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 2 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,194.

There are 1,025 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 84,098.

The Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that he has signed the necessary regulations authorising the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine here in Ireland. The first delivery of almost 10,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine is due tomorrow, with the first vaccinations due on December 30th.

In his Christmas message, Pope Francis has called for all nations to share Covid-19 vaccines, saying walls of nationalism could not be built to stop a pandemic that knows no borders.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at well over 79.5 million with global deaths at well over 1.74 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.

“Only YOU can stop the chain of transmission.”


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