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Covid-19 Update: Tue. 2nd March 2021 – 14 Deaths – 359 New Cases.

Less than 5 new killer Covid-19 cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary.

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

The Department of Health has confirmed that there has, sadly, been 14 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,333.

There have been 359 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 220,630.

Of the cases today; 159 are in Dublin, 25 are in Westmeath, 21 in Louth, 21 in Galway, 19 in Meath, with the remaining 114 cases located across 19 other counties.

Relevent to midnight yesterday, March 1st, less than 5 new virus cases were confirmed in the 24 hours to midnight last night, with 306 new cases within the past 14 days. Total Covid-19 cases to date confirmed in Co. Tipperary is 4,964.

There are 497 people with Covid-19 in hospital today, and of that number, 115 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Some 294,550 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered by the Health Service Executive (HSE) here in Ireland up to February 27th, with 141,345 persons having received their second dose.

Official data has shown, that the Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines have been highly effective in reducing coronavirus infections and severe illness among elderly people, with a more than 80% reduction in hospitalisation.

Meanwhile, the European Commission has said that it was considering emergency approvals for Covid-19 vaccines, as a faster alternative to more rigorous conditional marketing authorisations, which have been used to date.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:30pm this evening, now stands at well over 114.5 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 2.54 million.

Please Stay Safe – By Staying at Home.

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