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Covid-19 Update: Wed. 13th Jan. 2021 – 63 Deaths – 3,569 New Cases


New confirmed killer Covid-19 virus cases in Tipperary.

With the first delivery of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine having arrived in Ireland yesterday afternoon; the Department of Health have confirmed this evening that sadly there has been 63 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,460.

There are 3,569 new additional virus cases reported today. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 159,144.

Of today’s cases nationally; 1,119 are in Dublin, 416 in Cork, 200 in Galway, 182 in Louth, 169 in Waterford, with the remaining 1,483 cases located across all other counties.

According to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub, to date there have been 3,268 recorded cases of the killer Covid -19 Virus within the borders of Co. Tipperary, an increase of 57 cases in the 24 hours relevant up to midnight on Monday, January 11th, 2021.

There are now 1,770 patients with Covid-19 in hospital in the Republic, with 172 patients in intensive care units.

Health workers who had been deemed close contacts of a positive Covid-19 case, but who have received a negative test, have now been recalled to work in the health service.

In Northern Ireland today, sadly an additional 19 deaths from Covid-19 have been reported, taking the official death toll to 1,517. There are 1,145 new cases, taking their cumulative number of positive tests to 91,809.

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.

Note: Professor Luke O’Neill, an immunologist at Trinity College Dublin, has warned that there is still a risk of infection even after receiving any future vaccination; so people can not immediately go back to behaving like they did in the past. Instead we must still observe all the current health guidelines for the present.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at well over 91.7 million, with global deaths at well over 1.96 million.

According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus mutation strain [VOC 202012/01, with higher transmissibility], first identified in the UK, has now spread to 50 other countries, while the similar South African-identified strain [501Y.V2, easily transmissible] has been located in 20 other such countries.
The Netherlands has now extended its coronavirus restrictions until at least February 9th next as infections remain high and the government is particularly concerned regarding this same UK variant of the disease.

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

Please Stay Safe – Stay Home.

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