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Covid-19 Update: Wed. 20th Jan. 2021 – 61 Deaths – 2,488 New Cases

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 61 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,768. (One Further Case Denotified)

With the president of the Intensive Care Society, Dr. Catherine Motherway, declaring she does not know whether there will be enough ICU beds in the weeks ahead, available to treat the anticipated level of people needing critical care; we learn that there were 2,488 new additional virus cases reported in the republic today. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 179,324.

Of today’s cases nationally; 726 are in Dublin, 314 in Cork, 148 in Galway, 133 in Limerick, 130 in Meath, with the remaining 1,037 cases located across all other counties.

There are over 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 210 people are in ICU, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

There are 148 Covid positive patients being treated at University Hospital Limerick UHL today, latter the medical facility which serves North Tipperary, with 16 receiving treatment while in critical care units.
Around 120 staff at Nenagh Hospital have now received vaccine shots, following their recent video protest. We understand that same focused on staff in high risk areas of the hospital, and those which have been redeployed to support the virus surge in UHL.

Also, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub, to date there have now been 3,810 recorded cases of the killer Covid-19 Virus within the borders of Co. Tipperary, per data relevant up to midnight on Monday, January 18th, 2021. This figure represents an increase of some 75 virus cases, over and above the figures posted yesterday.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, are now standing at well over 96.4 million confirmed cases, with global deaths well over 2.06 million.

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

Please Stay Safe – Stay Home.

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