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Covid-19 Update: Sun. 27th Dec. 2020 – 4 Deaths – 744 New Cases.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have sadly been 4 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,204.

There are 744 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 86,129.

However, a larger increase in cases are expected to be reported over the coming days, due mainly to the lower volume of testing being carried out over Christmas Day and yesterday.

Of today’s cases; 246 are in Dublin, 131 in Cork, 51 in Limerick, 40 in Wexford, and 33 in Donegal, with the remaining 243 cases located across 19 other counties.

There were 324 people with Covid-19 in hospitals in the Republic.

Note: Information on services and supports are available HERE

Health Service Executive Chief Mr Paul Reid has stated that the HSE intends to begin vaccinations on December 29th 2020, a day earlier than originally planned. Germany and Hungary were among those to begin vaccinations yesterday.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at wellover 80.5 million, with global deaths at well over 1.76 million.

Remember: “Only YOU can stop the chain of transmission.”

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