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Covid-19 Update: Mon. 1st Feb. 2021 – 10 Deaths – 1,062 New Cases

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

With the latest HSE Covid-19 vaccination figures showing that 150,500 first doses and 49,300 second doses have been administered up to the end of January; this evening the Department of Health have confirmed that, sadly, there have been 10 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 3,317.

We further learn that there have been 1,062 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 197,553.

There have been 4,373 confirmed cases to date in Tipperary since the pandemic began, with 31 virus patients hospitalised at South Tipp General in Clonmel, covering South Tipperary, and 88 virus patients at University Hospital Limerick, whose services attempt to provide for the north of the county. We have no figures on patients transferred to Nenagh Hospital, from UHL.

Of today’s cases nationally; 335 are in Dublin, 137 in Cork, 73 in Wexford, 58 in Galway, 54 in Kildare; with the remaining 405 cases located across all other counties.

There are over 1,436 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 207 people are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Following an agreement reached today by the Department of Education with the Fórsa and INTO trade unions, who represent special needs assistants (SNAs); “Special Schools” will reopen on Thursday February 11th and classes in mainstream schools for pupils with special needs, will resume on Monday February 22nd next.

BioNTech & Pfizer have stated that they will ramp up their coronavirus vaccine deliveries to the European Union, promising to forward up to 75 million extra doses to our European bloc this spring of 2021.

A new €55m fund entitled “The Tourism Business Continuity Scheme”, set up to aid tourism businesses, impacted by the current Covid-19 pandemic, has been launched today by Minister Ms Catherine Martin. Administered by Fáilte Ireland, the scheme will see some firms receive grants of up to €200,000.

Europol has warned that fake negative Covid-19 test certificates together with other documentation are being sold to selfish individuals, enabling them to avoid travel restrictions. We understand that an Irish criminal gang has been identified as being directly involved.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, are now standing at well over 103 million confirmed cases, with global deaths at well over 2.23 million.

Please Stay Safe – Stay at Home.

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