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Covid-19 Update: Sun. 2nd May 2021 – 1 Death – 402 New Cases.

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 4,906.

In the 6 counties of Northern Ireland, their Department of Health have confirmed 69 new Covid-19 cases, and 1 further death also.

There have been 402 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 249,838.

Of the cases confirmed today, 79% were under the age of 45 years.

There have been 5,860 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, same figure relevant up to and including April 30th, 2021.

There are 127 people with Covid-19 remaining in hospital today, and of that number, 41 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Some 1,130,958 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to April 30th, with 441,821 persons having received their second dose.

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil TD and Minister for Education Ms Norma Foley is appealing to Leaving Cert students not to party so that their exams can go ahead as planned this year.

Ms Foley issued the warning as the final countdown to the State exams gets under way and as Leaving Cert students were given their last chance to decide whether they will sit the exam or opt to accept predictive grades based on work submitted during the past academic year.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 151.51 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 3.18 million.

This Holiday Weekend, Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly.

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