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Covid-19 Update: Mon. 11th Jan. 2021 – 8 Deaths – 4,929 New Cases

For the 4th day in succession, we again remind our readers, at this difficult time, that essential contact phone numbers for Thurles, Templemore, Borrisleigh, Littleton, Two-Mile-Borris, Horse & Jockey and Holycross are all 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 ability to provide a Home Delivery Service, thus allowing you, yourself, to continue social distancing.

With our hospital system under the greatest pressure that has ever been experienced in living memory; the Department of Health have confirmed this evening that sadly there has been 8 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,352.

There are 4,929 new additional virus cases reported today. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 152,539.

According to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub, to date there have been 3,052 recorded cases of the killer Covid -19 Virus within the borders of Co. Tipperary.

There are now 1,421 patients with Covid-19 in hospital in the Republic, with 146 patients in intensive care units.

Of today’s cases nationally; 2,250 are in Dublin, 695 in Cork, 320 in Limerick, 305 in Wexford, 225 in Galway, with the remaining 1,871 cases located across all other counties.

Ireland has the highest daily number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases in the world, for every million people, (1,394 cases per million), according to figures published by the Our World in Data organisation (linked to Oxford University); placing us ahead of the UK currently on 810, Portugal on 735 and the USA on 653.

Moderna has stated that deliveries of its Covid-19 virus vaccine to the EU and EEA Member States will begin today. Just last week the Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly confirmed that Ireland had pre-ordered 875,000 doses of the vaccine.

Gardaí are to ramp up enforcement measures, with fines of €100 to be issued immediately to people who travel beyond five kilometres from their place of residence, for exercise. People found in breach of current increased Level 5 Covid-19 regulations will be informed of the penalty by the Gardaí, who stops them and they, in turn, will receive a fixed charge penalty notice through the post, which in turn must be paid within 28 days of issue.

In Northern Ireland today, sadly an additional 16 deaths from Covid-19 were reported, with another 759 new infections confirmed.

An Post has warned consumers that they could be waiting several weeks to receive parcels ordered and posted before Christmas, due to limits on international flights because of the pandemic.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at almost 90.5 million, with global deaths almost 1.94 million.

Only YOU can stop the chain of transmission.

Please Do Stay Safe.

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