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Covid-19 Update: Sat. 20th March 2021 – 9 Deaths – 525 New Cases

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

The Department of Health has confirmed that there has been sadly 9 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,585.

There have been 525 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 229,831.

Of the cases today; 226 are in Dublin, 33 in Meath, 29 in Wexford, 25 in Offaly and 24 in Donegal, with the remaining 148 cases located across 19 other counties.

There have been 5,219 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, relevant up to and including March 18th, 2021.

There are 328 people with Covid-19 in hospital today, and of that number, 83 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

A return to work for over 14,000 construction workers building homes, together with the resumption of group sports training for children, beginning April 5th next, has been identified as the next key priorities for Government.

With the Health Service Executive having resumed administering the AstraZeneca vaccine at several hospitals across the country, some 468,328 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to March 15th, with 171,258 persons having received their second dose.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:30pm this evening, now stands at almost 122.50 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 2.70 million.

Please follow public health advice by avoiding large gatherings and house parties.

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