Five more Covid-19 related deaths notified as virus reproductive number has decreased

Five more Covid-19 related deaths notified as virus reproductive number has decreased

Sixty-two new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Cork. 

Five more Covid-19 related deaths have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

There has been a total of 1,913 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday, October 30, the HPSC has been notified of 416 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 61,456*confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Sixty-two new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Cork. 

1,725 cases have been notified in Cork between October 17 and 30.

The 14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population in Cork currently stands at 317.8 - the national rate is 268.7.

As of 2pm today 320 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. 

There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “We are making progress in suppressing the current rise of Covid-19. Ireland is currently one of only four countries in the EU with a reduction in its 7-day incidence. Nationally, our reproductive number has reduced to about 1.0.

“We are working collectively to achieve suppression, but it is too early to ease our efforts. The incidence is decreasing in young adults but it continues to rise in those aged over 75. We have more to do but we are on the right track.”

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