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Covid-19 Update: Tue. 16th March 2021 – 18 Deaths – 349 New Cases

7 new killer Covid-19 cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary.

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

Known Covid-19 Cases Worldwide.

The Department of Health has confirmed that there has been 18 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,552.

There have been 349 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, here in the Irish Republic, at 227,663.

Of the cases today; 7 are in Tipperary, 156 in Dublin, 23 in Meath, 19 in Donegal, 15 in Louth, 14 in Kildare, with the remaining 115 cases located across 19 other counties.

Some 187 cases have been confirmed in Co. Tipperary in the last 14 days, up to midnight last night.

There are 355 people with Covid-19 in hospital today, and of that number, 88 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

The European Commission expects to receive about 200 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the second quarter of 2021.
Meanwhile European Medicines Agency chief Ms Emer Cooke has informed an online press conference that she remained firmly convinced of the benefits of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, despite several countries suspending its use, over fears of blood clotting.

Some 451,589 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered by the Health Service Executive (HSE) here in Ireland up to March 13th, with 164,345 persons having received their second dose.

People are being urged not to gather over the coming days amid concern over the static nature of the daily Covid case numbers.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5.30 pm this evening, now stands at over 120.45 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 2.66 million.

Please follow public health advice and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day safely at home. Avoid large gatherings and house parties.

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