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Covid-19 Update: Sun. 24th Jan. 2021 – 23 Deaths – 1,378 New Cases

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that, sadly, there have been 23 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,970.

We further learn that there have been 1,378 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 187,554.

Of today’s cases nationally; 379 are in Dublin, 145 in Cork, 86 in Wexford, 85 in Galway and 71 in Limerick, with the remaining 612 cases located across all other counties.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has again warned that we must not let down our guard against this highly infectious disease; as there remains a huge volume of same within this State, with the recent surge in cases continuing to place an unprecedented strain on ICUs, hospitals and other frontline healthcare services. Some 58% of virus cases reported today are confirmed in people under the age of 45 years.

To recent date, there have been 4084 killer Covid-19 cases confirmed in Tipperary since the pandemic began. (Data relevant up to midnight on Friday, January 22nd, 2021.)

There are over 1,931 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 218 people are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

The Chief Executive Officer of the HSE, Mr Paul Reid, has stated that he expects the number of ICU admissions to hold, if not grow in the coming days, adding that the HSE is seeing a huge change with regards to the delayed discharges of patients from intensive care units (ICU’s).

Sadly, there have been 14 more coronavirus-related deaths recorded by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, with 433 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed. Some 796 virus patients are in hospitals and of these, 74 are in intensive care units.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, are now standing at almost 99 million confirmed cases, with global deaths well over 2.12 million.

Please Stay Safe – Stay at Home.

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