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Covid-19 Update: Fri. 15th Jan. 2021 – 50 Deaths – 3,498 New Cases

Killer Covid-19 virus cases continue to rise in Co. Tipperary.

Within the 14 day period between December 29th 2020 and January 11th 2021, there were 1,483 new cases in total within the 8 local electoral areas of Co. Tipperary, – i.e. 327 confirmed cases in Cashel-Tipperary, 216 in Clonmel, 201 in Newport, 178 in Cahir, 166 in Nenagh, 156 in Thurles, 127 in Carrick-on-Suir and 112 in Roscrea-Templemore.

University Hospital Limerick, the medical facility serving North Tipperary, currently have 162 Covid positive patients. Same represents, an increase of 10 on yesterday’s figures, while 47 patients remain in isolation in the emergency department waiting hopefully for admission.

With more than 30 million coronavirus cases officially recorded in Europe; the Department of Health have confirmed this evening that sadly there has been 50 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,536.

There are 3,498 new additional virus cases reported today. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 166,548.

Of today’s cases nationally; 1,182 are in Dublin, with 421 in Cork, 258 in Limerick, 187 in Galway and 164 in Waterford, with the remaining 1,286 cases located across all other counties.

An Garda Síochána admit that unfortunately, there are a minority of our population who are failing to comply, with public health guidance.

According to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub, to date there have been 3,437 recorded cases of the killer Covid -19 Virus within the borders of Co. Tipperary, an increase of 135 cases relevant up to midnight on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021.

There are now 1,850 patients with Covid-19 in hospital nationally in the Republic, with 184 patients, in total, in intensive care units.

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is to temporarily reduce deliveries of its Covid-19 vaccine to Europe in order to upgrad its present production capacity. The head of the Irish vaccine taskforce has now stated that an accelerated programme planned for this weekend may now have to be adjusted. Meanwhile, the period of time between people receiving their second dose of Covid-19 vaccine is being increased to 28 days, from the current 21 days as originally scheduled.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stands at almost 93.3 million confirmed cases, with global deaths headed for 2 million.

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

Please Stay Safe – Stay Home.

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