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38 More People Have Died From Covid-19 In The Republic


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A further 38 people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic, bringing the total number of deaths to 444.

657 new cases of the virus have also been confirmed, along with 411 back from a German lab.

The total number of confirmed cases here now stands at 12,547.

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases globally has surpassed two million.

Official tallies show over 128,000 people have lost their lives after contracting the virus.

The consensus among agencies compiling Covid-19 data is that the number of cases worldwide has gone over the two million mark since December.

More than half of these cases have been in Europe, but the US is the worst-hit country globally with close to 610,000 confirmed patients.

The US death toll stands at over 26,000, just as President Donald Trump decides to halt US funding for the World Health Organization for, in his words, mishandling the pandemic.

UK fatalities have risen by 761 - with the overall trend continuing to fall.

On Friday the daily figure reached 980.

England recorded 651 deaths today, while in Scotland another 84 have died, 60 in Wales, and 6 in Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile separate Scottish figures show around a quarter of deaths there involving Covid-19 are in care homes.

Italy's death toll now stands at just over 21,000 while Spain, another EU country with a high number of fatalities has seen it's virus death toll reach 18,500.

 


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