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Covid-19 Update: Tues. 5th Jan. 2021 – 17 Deaths – 5,325 New Cases

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 to view HERE.

NOTE: Businesses named in the latter contacts indicated immediately above, whose establishment details are followed by the letter D (after their name and telephone number), convey the availability to provide a Home Delivery Service, thus allowing you, yourself ,to continue social distancing.

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

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have sadly been 17 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,282.

There are 5,325 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 113,322.

According to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub, showing data relevant up to midnight: Sunday January 3rd, 2021, there have been 2,146 confirmed killer Covid-19 virus cases here in Co. Tipperary to date, with 521 new recorded cases in the past 14 days, an increase of 69 in the past 24 hours, to midnight last night, January 4th 2021.

Of today’s cases; 1,931 are in Dublin, 767 in Cork, 323 in Kildare, 322 in Limerick, 238 in Donegal while the remaining 1,744 cases are located across all other counties.

The number of people with Covid-19 in intensive care units is now close to the peak of the first wave, and the Health Service Executive expects this number will be surpassed by the end of this week.
There are now 840 patients with Covid-19 in hospital in the Republic, with 76 patients in intensive care units.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mr Leo Varadkar has asked all employers to facilitate their staff by allowing them to work from home where possible at this critical time in answer to assisting the current ongoing fight against Covid-19.

An agreement between the Health Service Executive and private hospitals to provide extra capacity during the Covid-19 emergency to the public health system, is expected to be approved within a matter of days.

An Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin has confirmed that the Government are examining the posibility of extending school closures up until the end of January 2021.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at over 86 million, with global deaths over 1.86 million.

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

Do Stay Safe

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