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Covid-19 Update: Tue. 12th Jan. 2021 – 46 Deaths – 3,086 New Cases

52 new confirmed killer Covid-19 virus cases in Tipperary in the past 24 hours

For the 5th 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.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that sadly there has been 46 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,397.

There are 3,086 new additional virus cases reported today. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 155,591.

Of today’s cases nationally; 604 are in Galway, with 574 in Dublin, 466 in Mayo, 187 in Cork and 138 in Limerick; with the remaining 1,117 cases located across all other counties.

According to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub, to date there have been 3,208 recorded cases of the killer Covid -19 Virus within the borders of Co. Tipperary, an increase of 153 cases in the 24 hours relevant up to midnight on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

As of this morning, there were 124 patients with Covid-19 at University Hospital Limerick; latter the medical facility serving North Co. Tipperary.

There are now 1,700 patients with Covid-19 in hospital in the Republic, with 158 patients in intensive care units. Thirteen hospitals are now listed as having no intensive care beds free.

The European Union’s chief vaccine negotiator, Ms Sandra Gallina, has stated that the European Union (EU) had bought all the anti-Covid virus vaccine it could, and that there would be abundant doses available in the second quarter of this year.

However, vaccinations in Ireland have increased by almost 800%, according to statistics from Our World Data. This information comes following the Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly’s statement regarding the acceleration of the vaccine programme. At present, the only vaccine being used in Ireland is the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, however this is likely to change in the weeks ahead.

Gardaí continue to ramp up enforcement measures, with fines of up to €400 being issued immediately to people who travel beyond five kilometres from their place of residence.

Fórsa, latter the largest Irish public service union has accused public service employers of flouting Covid-19 public health restrictions by forcing more people than was necessary to travel to work during the Level 5 lock-down reimposed last month.

Since January 1st, 2021, there have been 50 new confirmed outbreaks of the Covid-19 virus reported in nursing homes across Ireland.

In Northern Ireland today, sadly an additional 22 deaths from Covid-19 were reported.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at well over 91 million, with global deaths at well over 1.95 million.

People now travelling from Ireland join countries, including the US, Britain, South Africa and Sweden in having to undergo ten days of quarantine, in countries visited, following the World Health Organization’s warnings regarding the massive increase in Irish virus cases.

Only YOU, staying within in your homes, can stop the current chain of transmission.

Please Do Stay Safe.

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