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Covid-19 Update: Fri. 1st Jan. 2021 – 11 Deaths – 1,754 New Cases

Advice from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, ” Every individual in Ireland should consider themselves potentially infectious”.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have sadly been 11 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,248.

There are 1,754 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 93,532.

Once again the lowest 14-day incidence rates per 100,000 of population nationally are in Co. Tipperary (138.5), Leitrim (143.6) and Wicklow (154.5) however these too are rising; while the national incidence rate stands at 321.3.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, has stated: “The most concerning trend at present is the rapidly increasing number of people being admitted to hospital. We are now admitting between 50 – 70 people each day to our present hospital system”.

Further data relevant up to midnight on Wednesday, December 30th last confirms that Tipperary has had 1,867 cases of the virus to date.

There are now 504 patients with Covid-19 in hospital in the Republic, with 46 patients in intensive care units.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at over 83.7 million, with global deaths at well over 1.82 million.

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

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