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Covid-19 Update: Mon. 26th April 2021 – 1 Death – 437 New Cases.

A further 13 new killer Covid-19 cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary, in the last 24 hours

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed that there has been 1 further death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,874.

There have been 437 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 247,069.

Of the cases confirmed today, 76% were under the age of 45 years.

The European Commission has confirmed that it has launched legal action against AstraZeneca on two fronts; (1) for not respecting its contract for the supply of Covid-19 vaccines and (2) for not having a workable plan in place to ensure timely contracted deliveries.

Meanwhile, a further easing of Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, here in the Irish Republic, came into effect from today, with sports pitches, local golf courses and tennis courts all reopening. So also visitor attractions e.g. zoos, pet farms and heritage sites, all back in business.
On Thursday next a full meeting of Cabinet will take place, where it is expected that the further easing of restrictions for May will be discussed and possibly finalised.

There have been 1 Covid-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland, however, 73 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

There have been 5,748 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, same figure relevant up to and including April 24th, 2021. A further 13 new killer Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Co. Tipperary, in the last 24 hours, raising the number of cases in the past 14 days to 197.

Of the cases confirmed today; 169 are in Dublin, 62 in Donegal, 40 in Kildare, 29 in Meath, 21 in Galway, with the remaining 116 cases located across 17 other counties.

There are 184 people with Covid-19 remaining in hospital today, and of that number, 46 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Some 987,681 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to April 21st, with 398,072 persons having received their second dose.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at over 147.43 million confirmed, with global deaths at over 3.11 million.

Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly.

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