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Covid-19 Update: Thurs. 29th April 2021 – 3 Deaths – 474 New Cases.

A further 22 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 3 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,899.

There have been 474 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 248,326.

Of the cases confirmed today, 71% were under the age of 45 years.

Ireland’s health service is in a much stronger position today as the Government announces an easing of restrictions for the coming months, Health Service Executive CEO Paul Reid has stated.

The HSE and government and has agreed to a reopening plan for the Irish Republic throughout the months of May and June.
Same plan will allow people travel across the country; hairdressers along with libraries, museums and galleries, will reopen, and team sports training will also resume from May 10th. On the same date up to 50 people will be allowed attend religious services including weddings, funerals and Masses. Indoor wedding parties will remain capped at 6 guests and just 15 for outdoor celebrations.

A further 22 new killer Covid-19 cases have been confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, in the last 24 hours, raising the number of cases in the past 14 days to 243.

Of the cases confirmed today; 167 are in Dublin, 39 in Kildare, 36 in Donegal, 29 in Meath with the remaining 166 cases located across all other counties.

There are 151 people with Covid-19 remaining in hospital today, and of that number, 45 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

As we learn that one in every 33 people who entered mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland, since the international travel rule began, have tested positive for Covid-19; we also note that 1,041,284 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to April 26th, with 411,150 persons having received their second dose.

Health Service Executive CEO Paul Reid has stated that the HSE is on target to deliver between 160,000 and 180,000 vaccines this week

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 149.76 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 3.15 million.

This Coming Holiday Weekend, Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly.

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