Covid-19 Update: Wed. 27th Jan. 2021 – 54 Deaths – 1,335 New Cases

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

This evening the Department of Health have confirmed that, sadly, there have been 54 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 3,120.

On a day that the Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin has asked selfish and egoistic members of the Irish population to immediately halt travelling abroad on holidays; we further learn that there have been 1,335 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 191,851.

To recent date and the risk of transmission in the Tipperary community remaining very high, there have been 4,202 killer Covid-19 cases confirmed in Tipperary since the pandemic began. (Data relevant up to midnight on Monday, January 25th, 2021.) University Hospital Limerick, the medical facility serving North Tipperary; currently there are 115 Covid -19 cases receiving treatment.

Of today’s cases nationally; 437 are in Dublin, 114 in Cork, 78 in Galway, 71 in Meath; 61 in Louth; with the remaining 574 cases located across all other counties.

There are over 1,727 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 212 people are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

In Northern Ireland, there have sadly been a further 16 deaths of people with Covid-19, taking their official death toll there to 1,779. They have also confirmed 527 new virus cases.

The European Union has asked AstraZeneca to publish the Covid-19 vaccine contract, signed by both sides, as the dispute escalates between the company and the EU. Some €336 million in EU funds had been allocated to the firm for the vaccine production. Today, EU officials all but accused the company of delivering the full quota to the UK. Same officials stated today that AstraZeneca’s two UK plants making its coronavirus vaccine must share production with the EU under the contract the drugs firm signed with Brussels. With a row brewing, it is unlikely that the UK will be easily forgiven by either the EU or USA.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, are now standing at well over 100.4 million confirmed cases, with global deaths well over 2.16 million.

Please Stay Safe – Stay at Home.


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