Covid-19 Update: Sat. 27th Feb. 2021 – 13 Deaths – 738 New Cases.

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

The Department of Health has confirmed that there has, sadly, been 13 further death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,313.

There have been 738 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 218,980.

Of the cases today; not surprisingly 311 are in Dublin, 54 are in Limerick, 36 in Cork, 34 in Offaly, 33 in Donegal, with the remaining 270 cases located across 20 other counties.

There have been confirmed, over the past year, 4898 Covid-19 cases within the borders of Co. Tipperary relevent to midnight February 24th last. 12 new cases were confirmed in the 24 hours to midnight last night, with 297 in the past 14 days.

In Northern Ireland today, the Department of Health has sadly recorded again 2 further coronavirus deaths and identified 184 further new cases of the disease in the last 24 hours.

There are 550 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and of that number, 135 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has issued a letter appealing to parents and guardians not to congregate at school gates, indicating that the return of children to school does not signal social mixing is now again fully acceptable.

254,948 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered by the Health Service Executive (HSE) here in Ireland up to February 24th, with 136,407 persons having received their second dose. Close to half a million vaccine doses are expected to be administered by the end of next week.
The United States Food and Drug Administration have voted unanimously yesterday to authorise the single shot Covid-19 vaccine developed by Johnson and Johnson for use in the US.

With the latest official figures showing that 4,313 have died from Covid-19 here in our Republic; a number of individuals have been arrested having clashed with Gardaí, as hundreds of protesters, shamefully took part in an anti-lock-down protest in Dublin.
Minister for Justice Ms Helen McEntee rightly commended the courage and professionalism of the Gardaí on duty today in Dublin, latter who responded with great control and discipline in an extremely challenging situation. A special court sitting is being arranged to make sure these law-breakers are prosecuted speedily.

Meanwhile, the total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:30pm this evening, now stands at well over 113.5 million confirmed, with global deaths over 2.52 million.

Please Stay Safe – By Staying at Home.


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