Covid-19 Update: Fri. 29th Jan. 2021 – 48 Deaths – 1,254 New Cases

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

This evening the Department of Health have confirmed that, sadly, there have been 48 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 3,214.

We further learn that there have been 1,254 new additional virus cases reported in the republic today. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, here in the Irish Republic, at 193,892.

With transmission in the Tipperary community remaining high, there have been 717 killer Covid-19 cases confirmed in Tipperary in the past 14 days, to yesterday, (January 28th). There have also been 14 further cases in the 24 hour period, to midnight yesterday, (January 28th). There have been 4,237 confirmed cases to date in Tipperary since the pandemic began.

Of today’s cases nationally; 437 are in Dublin, 146 in Cork, 76 in Meath, 69 in Wexford, 62 in Kildare; with the remaining 464 cases located across all other counties.

There are over 1,552 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 211 people are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Europe’s medicines regulator has recommended approving AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s Covid-19 vaccine for all people over the age of 18. Ireland is expected to receive some 300,000 fewer doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a direct result of a shortfall in deliveries to the EU. However, same will start arriving here a week earlier than originally planned.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, are now standing at almost 102 million confirmed cases, with global deaths at over 2.19 million.

Please Stay Safe – Stay at Home.


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