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Covid-19 Update: Tue. 2nd Feb. 2021 – 101 Deaths – 879 New Cases

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

This evening the Department of Health have confirmed that, sadly, there have been 101 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 3,418.

We further learn that there have been 879 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 198,424.

There have been 4,393 confirmed cases to date in Tipperary since the pandemic began, based on data relevant up to midnight on Sunday, January January 31st last.

Of today’s cases nationally; 383 are in Dublin, 79 in Cork, 53 in Galway, 40 in Limerick, 43 in Meath; with the remaining 290 cases located across 20 other counties.

There are over 1,418 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 214 people are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Poland has decided to use the AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine only on people aged 18 – 60. This follows a recommendation from their country’s medical council.. Their decision is based on the fact that there is not yet enough results for people aged over 55 to determine how well the vaccine will work on the over 60’s age group.

Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly has said 35,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be delivered here next week and three instalments of the vaccine are due to be delivered in quarter one of 2021.

Meanwhile ‘The Lancet’, latter a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal has stated that Russia’s ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine is 91.6% effective. The Lancet presents the results from an interim analysis of data from the phase 3 trial of the COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Russia.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, are now standing at almost 104 million confirmed cases, with global deaths at well over 2.24 million.

Please Stay Safe – Stay at Home.

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