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Covid-19 Update: Sat. 2nd Jan. 2021 – 4 Deaths – 3,394 New Cases

Advice from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, “Every individual in Ireland should consider themselves potentially infectious. Our health system will not continue to cope with this level of impact.”

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 2,252.

There are 3,394 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 96,926.

Of today’s cases; 389 are in Cork, 355 in Dublin, 339 in Donegal, 258 in Louth, 233 in Mayo, with the remaining 1,820 cases spread across all other counties.

In Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has reported 3,576 cases in the past 48 hours, with sadly a further 26 deaths.

Once again, one of the lowest 14-day incidence rates, per 100,000 of population nationally, is in Co. Tipperary (176.7), Leitrim (230.9) and Wicklow (162.2), however, these too are rising steadily with 282 cases confirmed in the last 14 days.

Further data relevant up to midnight on January 1st 2021, confirms that Tipperary has had 59 confirmed cases of the virus in a 24 hour period, with quite a few here within the Thurles area.

The German firm BioNTech has stated that it is racing to further ramp up production of its Covid-19 vaccine within Europe, to fill the area of shortfall left by the lack of other approved vaccines todate.

There are now 607 patients with Covid-19 in hospital in the Republic, with 56 patients in intensive care units.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at over 84.2 million, with global deaths at well over 1.83 million.

Please rediscover the spirit of solidarity – remember: “Only YOU can stop the chain of transmission.”

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