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Covid-19 Update: Sun. 9th May 2021 – 2 Deaths – 514 New Cases.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed that there has been 2 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,921.

On a day when Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Curaçao, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia and Ukraine will no longer need to enter quarantine in a designated hotel here in our Republic; there have been 514 new additional virus cases reported. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 252,809.

There are 116 people with Covid-19 remaining in hospital today, and of that number 31 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

There have been 5,934 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, same figure relevant up to and including May 7th, 2021.

Last Friday, saw Ireland hit a new record for vaccinations, with 52,000 jabs being administered.

Some 1,305,178 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to May 7th, with 494,012 persons having received their second dose.

Meanwhile, the European Commission did not renew its vaccine order for AstraZeneca, for after next month, June 2021. In April, readers will recall that the EU launched a legal action against AstraZeneca for not respecting its contract for the supply of AZ Covid-19 vaccines and for not having a reliable plan, to thus ensure timely contractual deliveries.
Instead, it is understood that the European Union has concluded a deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for up to 1.8 billion extra doses of its Covid-19 vaccine.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 4:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 157.75 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 3.28 million.

Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly.

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