Covid-19 Update: Mon. 4th Jan. 2021 – 6 Deaths – 6,110 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 6 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,265.

There are 6,110 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 107,997.

According to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub, showing data relevant up to midnight: Sunday January 3rd, 2021, there were 44 new killer Covid-19 virus cases here in Co. Tipperary, with 460 new recorded cases in the past 14 days.

Of today’s cases; 3,655 are in Dublin, 323 in Kildare, 291 in Cork, 234 in Limerick, 137 in Louth and the remaining 1,470 cases are spread across all other counties counties.

Meanwhile, staff at University Hospital Limerick, the medical facility serving North Tipperary, are receiving their Covid-19 vaccinations today.

In Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has reported 1,801 cases in the past 24 hours, with sadly a further 12 deaths.

The EU medicines watchdog has stated that it could decide whether to authorise Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, later today.
The Amsterdam-based European Medicines Agency had already fast-tracked their decision from the originally scheduled date of January 12th, due to pressure from EU countries, as infections continue to run out of control.

The Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly, has stated that the Government is expected to make a decision on Wednesday morning January 6th, with regards to whether or not schools will reopen as is expected on January 11th. Professor Philip Nolan has stated that the incidence in those of school going age is at or below the population average.

There are now 744 patients with Covid-19 in hospital in the Republic, with 73 patients in intensive care units.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at well over 85.3 million, with global deaths heading for 1.85 million.

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

Please do remember at this difficult time, that essential contact phone numbers for Thurles, Templemore, Borrisleigh, Littleton, Two-Mile-Borris, Horse & Jockey and Holycross are available HERE.

NOTE: Businesses named in the latter contacts indicated above, and which are followed by the letter D after their name and telephone number, convey the availability to provide a Home Delivery Service.

Do Stay Safe


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