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Covid-19 Update: Sat. 27th March 2021 – 2 Deaths – 624 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 2 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,653.

There have been 624 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 233,937.

Of the cases today; 308 cases confirmed in Dublin, 38 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 29 in Offaly with the other remaining cases located across 18 other counties.

There have been 5,367 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, same figure relevant up to and including March 25th, 2021.

There are 304 people with Covid-19 in hospital today, and of that number, 64 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

The Irish Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly has requested the Health Service Executive (HSE) to suspend further vaccine operations at the Beacon private Hospital in Dublin.
His request follows revelations that the privately-owned medical facility had administered 20 leftover Covid-19 vaccines to a number of teachers at St Gerard’s School in Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Mr Donnelly, has stated that the provision of vaccines, by the Beacon Hospital to a school, was entirely inappropriate and completely unacceptable to the many vunerable people with health issues. Alternative arrangements are now being put in place by the HSE.

Some 529,984 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to March 22nd, with 202,694 persons having received their second dose.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:30pm this evening, now stands at well over 126.29 million confirmed, with global deaths at over 2.77 million.

Gardaí have, todate, issued in excess of 16,500 fines, worth a total value of more than €2.2m, for breaches of Covid-19 regulations. Up to and including March 26th, these include 554 fines of €500 for organising a house party, totalling €277,000, together with 721 fines of €500 each issued for non-essential journeys to airports or ports, same totalling €360,500.

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

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