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Covid-19 Update: Thurs. 4th Feb. 2021 – 75 Deaths – 1,318 New Cases

Only YOU can stop the current chain of transmission.

This evening the Department of Health have confirmed that, sadly, there have been 75 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 3,586.

We further learn that there have been 1,318 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 200,744.

There have been 4,433 confirmed cases to date in Tipperary since the pandemic began, based on data relevant up to midnight on Tue. Feb. 2nd last. In the last 24 hours to midnight last night, Feb. 3rd; 22 further cases have been reported within the borders of Tipperary, with 481 cases reported in the past 14 days.

Of today’s cases nationally; 428 cases are in Dublin, 122 in Cork, 93 in Galway, 78 in Kildare, 77 in Limerick, with the remaining 520 cases located across all other counties.

There are over 1,308 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 188 people are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

The Health Service Chief Executive Mr Paul Reid has stated that 219,200 Covid-19 vaccine doses to date have been administered. In all a total of 51,200 vaccinations were completed, with 44,900 administered in acute hospitals – with 1,500 people receiving a first dose and 43,400 receiving their second shot in the last week.

The Health Service Executive has stated that its advice is that people over 70 should now get the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines, rather than the AstraZeneca vaccine. We understand that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines afford greater protection for older people, when both are compared.

Tánaiste Mr Leo Varadkar has confirmed to the Dail that this decision to not use the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged over 70, will mean the rollout of the vaccine for that age group will be delayed by a number of weeks.

Holland has become the latest European country to limit AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine to people aged under 65. This is despite the European Union agreeing same for use by all ages groups.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, are now standing at well over 104.5 million confirmed cases, with global deaths at well over 2.27 million.

Please Stay Safe – Stay at Home.

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