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Covid-19: 772 New Cases and 6 Additional Deaths

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06:08 30 Oct 2020


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There have been 772 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed by the Department of Health.

Six people have lost their lives to the virus in the past twenty four hours.

In total, 1,908 people have died from Covid-19.

Of the deaths notified today, 362 are men while 406 are women.

Most people - 64% - are under the age of 45, with 36 being the median age.

Most of the cases, 228, are in Dublin.

There are 120 cases of Covid-19 in Cork, 50 in Meath, 41 in Donegal and 41 in Galway.

The remaining 292 cases are spread across the rest of the country.

As of this afternoon, 325 people with Covid are being treated in hospitals, 15 of which were hospitalised in the last day.

42 patients are being treated in intensive care units.

CMO Says Covid-19 Figures Are Hopeful But It's Still "Early Days"

Commenting on today's figures, CMO Dr Tony Holohan said while the overall situation has improved, it's still "early days".

"We have to remember that the incidence is increasing in older age groups, who are particularly vulnerable to the disease."

Dr Holohan says the entire population has to drive down transmission to protect vulnerable groups.

His Deputy Dr Desmond Hickey said the seven day incident rate has reduced by 36% in the last week.

"Ireland's progress is notable when compared to the rapidly deteriorating picture across Europe."

Meanwhile, Chief Clinical Officer, Dr Colm Henry welcomed the reduced number of patients in emergency departments.

"If you need urgent or emergency care in our hospitals, this care can be provided safely."

 


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