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Covid-19 Update: Wed. 12th May 2021 – 8 Deaths – 448 New Cases

Less than 5 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 4,937.

There have however been 448 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 254,013.

In Northern Ireland there have been 113 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with no deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

Of the cases confirmed today in the Irish Republic; 229 are in Dublin, 38 in Meath, 35 in Kildare, 34 in Cork, 16 in Limerick, ; with the remaining 96 cases located across 16 other counties.

Of the cases confirmed today, 78% of persons were under the age of 45 years. However, the latest HSE data on Covid-19 testing in schools shows that cases have dropped by over 25% in second level schools.

There are 109 people with Covid-19 remaining in hospital today, and of that number 34 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

There have been 157 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary within the last 14 days and less than 5 new cases confirmed in the same area, within the last 24 hours. There have been 5,955 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, same figure relevant up to and including May 10th, 2021.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus death toll in India has now passed 250,000 as the World Health Organization confirms the variant fuelling the surge had been found in dozens of countries across the globe.

Some 1,376,583 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to May 10th, with 506,052 persons having received their second dose.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 159.82 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 3.32 million.

Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly.

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