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Covid-19 Update: Mon. 18th Jan. 2021 – 8 Deaths – 2,121 New Cases

38 new killer Covid-19 virus cases in past 24 hours, as confirmed cases continue to rise in Co. Tipperary.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that, sadly, there have been 8 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,616.

With our Irish hospital system already operating at surge capacity, there were 2,121 new additional virus cases reported today. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 174,843. (4 previous cases de-notified).

Of today’s cases nationally; 753 are in Dublin, 236 in Cork, 142 in Wexford, 126 in Kildare, 109 in Limerick with the remaining 755 cases located across all other counties.

There are 2,077 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 200 people are in ICU, according to Ireland’s Covid Data Hub.

According to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub, to date there have now been 3,652 recorded cases of the killer Covid-19 Virus within the borders of Co. Tipperary, per data relevant up to midnight on Saturday, January 16th, 2021. Thirty eight (38) cases are relevant in the 24 hours to midnight on Sunday, January 17th, 2021, or 1,538 over the past 14 day period, up to the same stated date (January 17th, 2021).

The Department of Education has said that further guidance in relation to the position of special education school workers, latter who are in a high risk category or are pregnant, will be issued in the coming days.
Today health officials took part in a webinar for school staff, in advance of doubtful and possibly ill conceived plans to reopen special schools and partially reopen some primary schools on Thursday, for children with additional needs.

In Northern Ireland, a further 19 coronavirus deaths have sadly been recorded while a further 640 new cases have been confirmed.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the world was on the brink of a “catastrophic moral failure” when distributing vaccines. They were calling on and urging both countries and manufacturers to share all required doses more fairly around the world.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stands at over 95.1 million confirmed cases, with global deaths well over 2.03 million and rising.

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

Please Stay Safe – Stay Home.

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