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Covid-19 Update: Mon. 25th Jan. 2021 – 7 Deaths – 1,372 New Cases

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that, sadly, there have been 7 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,977.

We further learn that there have been 1,372 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 188,923.

Of today’s cases nationally; 502 are in Dublin, 164 in Cork, 77 in Wexford, 75 in Waterford, 66 in Louth, with the remaining 488 cases located across all other counties.

To recent date, there have been 4,115 killer Covid-19 cases confirmed in Tipperary since the pandemic began. (Data relevant up to midnight on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021.)

As of midnight last night, there were 145 patients suffering from Covid-19 at University Hospital Limerick, latter the medical facility serving North Tipperary; 19 of which are in ICU. A further 39 patients are receiving medical treatment at South Tipperary General hospital in Clonmel, South Tipperary; 5 of which are in ICU. Over 1,023 people in Tipperary have been confirmed with the virus in the last 14 days.

There are over 1,948 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 218 people are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Inhabitants of our Republic are being fairly reminded that travel to Irish airports and Irish ports should only be taken for essential reasons and holidays abroad are not deemed essential.

Minister for Transport Mr Eamon Ryan has stated that the Government will take a tougher, stricter and more wary approach to travel restrictions, same because of the emergence of new variants of Covid-19.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Special Envoy on Covid-19, Dr David Nabarro, has stated that Ireland has had an 18% reduction in the incidence rates of Covid-19 over the last two weeks, but this gain will be further hampered if a lot of people, with the Covid virus, enter into our island community.

Sadly, there have been 17 more coronavirus-related deaths recorded by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, with 828 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed. Some 796 virus patients are in hospitals and of these, 74 are in intensive care units; 50 of whom are on ventilators.

Irish Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that, as of yesterday, 143,000 Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in our Republic. Same compares with 182,355 in Northern Ireland, of which 159,642 were first doses and 22,732 were second doses.

Meanwhile Slaney Foods, latter a meat processing plant near Bunclody, Co. Wexford has confirmed 42 positive Covid-19 cases, following screening of staff there, but the plant is expected to continue to operate in a significantly reduced capacity.

A statement by the EU Health Commissioner appears to suggest that the Commission believes that vaccine doses produced by AstraZeneca that were destined for EU member states may have gone elsewhere

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, are now standing at almost 99.4 million confirmed cases, with global deaths well over 2.13 million.

Please Stay Safe – Stay at Home.

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