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Covid-19 Update: Tue. 13th April 2021 – 18 Deaths – 358 New Cases.

6 new killer Covid-19 cases confirmed in Tipperary.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed that there has been, sadly, 18 deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,803.

There have been 358 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 241,684.

Of the cases confirmed today; 166 are in Dublin, 39 in Donegal, 16 in Kildare, 13 in Offaly, 12 each in both Meath and Limerick, with the remaining 100 cases located across 18 other counties.

Of today’s cases, 73% are under the age of 45 years.

There have been 5,567 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, same figure relevant up to and including April 10th, 2021. Within the past 24 hours, 6 new cases have been confirmed within the county, bringing the Tipperary count to 122 confirmed within the past 14 days.

There are 206 people with Covid-19 in hospital today, and of that number, 48 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Immunisation clinics planned for today using the AstraZeneca vaccine have been cancelled by the Health Service Executive. This is due to the changes in the advice on the use of the same vaccine product.
Dr. Mary Favier, a member of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), stressed that the benefits of the vaccine still outweigh the risks and she urged anyone under the age of 60 years whp are in a high risk category, and who has already received their first jab, to get the second dose.

Vaccine Company Johnson & Johnson has stated that it will delay the roll-out of its Covid-19 vaccine in Europe, following US authorities moved to suspend use of the shot, due to rare clotting concerns.

Some 749,450 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to April 10th, with 314,216 persons having received their second dose.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 136.85 million confirmed, with global deaths at almost 2.95 million.

Please Continue To Behave Responsibly.

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