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Covid-19 Update: Sat. 30th Jan. 2021 – 79 Deaths – 1,414 New Cases

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

This evening the Department of Health have confirmed that, sadly, there have been 79 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 3,292.

We further learn that there have been 1,414 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 195,303.

There have been 4,291 confirmed cases to date in Tipperary since the pandemic began.

Due to a significant number of hospital staff being absent on covid-related leave; outpatient activity from tomorrow morning at Nenagh Hospital, serving North Tipperary, is being restricted, with medical assessment and injury units being stood down to reduce, in extent, the current amount of public footfall.

Of today’s cases nationally; 608 are in Dublin, 105 in Cork, 96 in Galway, 65 in Meath, 59 in Donegal; with the remaining 481 cases located across all other counties.

There are over 1,494 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 211 people are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

A number of Traveller organisations have called on members of the Travelling community to fully adhere to public health rules, including restricting their movements at funerals. Pavee Point believe it is extremely reckless to be attending large gathering such as funerals, headstone blessings, month’s minds, weddings and christenings during this current lock-down.

Be aware that a public information campaign regarding the roll-out of the community Covid-19 vaccination programme for those aged over 70, will begin this weekend. However firstly, Some 81,000 people aged over 85 are in line for community vaccination, followed by another 90,000 people aged between 80 and 84.

A number of Irish people are understood to be among some 96 others, fined by Austrian police at the ski resort of St Anton am Arlberg; latter individuals found in breach of pandemic-related rules by entering the country during a national lockdown. Fifteen officers carried out the police operation yesterday, doling out fines for those found in breach of regulations, of up to €2,180.

Meanwhile, the Italian government has announced an easing of coronavirus restrictions in most of its regions, despite warnings from public health experts that such a move would be foolish and irresponsible.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, are now standing at well over 102.2 million confirmed cases, with global deaths at almost 2.21 million.

Please Stay Safe – Stay at Home.

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