Covid-19 Update: Thur. 6th May 2021 – 8 Deaths – 393 New Cases.

12 new cases of killer Covid-19 virus confirmed in Co. Tipperary in past 24 hours.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed that there has been 8 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,921.

There have been 393 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 251,474.

In Northern Ireland, 102 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, with no further deaths reported.

Seven confirmed cases of the Covid-19 variant which was first detected in India have now been reported in Northern Ireland, their Department of Health has confirmed.

Partners of pregnant women should now be allowed attend the 20-week scan and be also present at the birth of the baby, the HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Colm Henry has stated; as neo-natal and maternity units are now much safer places than they were in January, at the height of the third wave of the pandemic.

Of the cases confirmed today in the Irish Republic; 175 are in Dublin, 42 in Cork, 34 in Kildare, 26 in Donegal, 15 in Meath, with the remaining 103 cases located across 20 other counties.

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

There have been 237 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary within the last 14 days and 12 new cases confirmed in the same area, within the last 24 hours. There have been 5,914 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, same figure relevant up to and including May 4th, 2021.

There are 131 people with Covid-19 remaining in hospital today, and of that number 36 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Some 1,201,373 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to May 4th, with 454,493 persons having received their second dose.

Canada has now approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children aged over 12 years thus becoming the first country to do so.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan continues to warn that the virus is still very active in the community and still remains a risk, particularly to people who have not yet been vaccinated.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 155.33 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 3.24 million.

Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly.


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