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Covid-19 Update: Tue. 23rd Feb. 2021 – 45 Deaths – 575 New Cases.

Only YOU and you alone can stop the current chain of virus transmission.

With Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions to remain until April 5th at least, the Department of Health has confirmed that there has, sadly, been 45 further death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,181.

On the day that the first confirmed cases of the Covid-19 variant first detected in South Africa have been recorded in Northern Ireland and Sweden is preparing new measures to try to curb a resurgence of the Covid-19 strain first detected in Britain; there have been 575 new additional virus cases reported within the republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, here in the Irish Republic, at 216,300.

Of the cases today; 218 are in Dublin, 38 in Galway, 35 in Louth, 27 in Limerick, 26 in Westmeath, with the remaining 231 cases located across 20 other counties.

In all, there have been a total of 4,813 virus cases confirmed within the borders of Co. Tipperary, to midnight on Sunday February 21st last, with 10 confirmed cases in the 24 hours to midnight February 22nd, and 288 virus cases confirmed over the previous 14 days, also ending February 22nd.

There are 693 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 150 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub. The number of patients with Covid-19 in ICU’s now accounts for half of Ireland’s ICU capacity.

Some 219,899 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered by the Health Service Executive (HSE) here in Ireland up to February 20th, with 130,420 having received their second dose.
The bad news, according to an European Union official, AstraZeneca expects to deliver less than half the Covid-19 vaccines, it was contracted to supply the European Union in their second quarter.

Meanwhile, the Association of Catholic Priests has stated that it would be a premature and potentially detrimental move to reopen churches for the coming Easter.

Meanwhile, the total worldwide number of cases identified up to 5:30pm this evening, now stands at well over 111.84 million confirmed cases, with global deaths almost 2.48 million.

Please Stay Safe – By Staying at Home.

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