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Covid-19 Update: Tue. 26th Jan. 2021 – 90 Deaths – 928 New Cases

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

An Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin has confirmed that the Government has decided to extend the COVID-19 virus, Level 5, restrictions here in Ireland until March 5th 2021. Their aim to further hault the numbers of those contracting the disease and in turn the numbers needing medical attention in our over crowded hospitals and intensive care units.

To further this aim also, people now travelling into Ireland without a negative Covid-19 test, together with those arriving from Brazil and South Africa, all will face a mandatory quarantine period in a hotel for up to 14 days.

This evening the Department of Health have confirmed that, sadly, there have been 90 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 3,066.

We further learn that there have been 928 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 189,851.

To recent date, there have been 4,159 killer Covid-19 cases confirmed in Tipperary since the pandemic began. (Data relevant up to midnight on Sunday, January 24th, 2021.)

University Hospital Limerick, latter serving North Tipperary has reported 112 patients with Covid-19, which is a significant reduction on the 148 patients yesterday, however we understand some Covid patients may have been transferred to Nenagh Hospital. There remain 19 patients with the virus in UHL’s ICU.

Of today’s cases nationally; 257 are in Dublin, 115 in Cork, 71 in Louth, 53 in Galway, 45 in Limerick with the remaining 387 cases located across all other counties.

There are over 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 216 people are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly has added banks, credit unions and post offices to the list of workplaces, making face coverings mandatory for all employees, following pressure from employees within the banking sector.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, are now standing at well over 99.8 million confirmed cases, with global deaths well over 2.14 million.

Please Stay Safe – Stay at Home.

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