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Coronavirus: 270 New Cases And One Death Confirmed Today

National news updates on Monday 9th November.

Latest figures:

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 1,948 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Sunday 8th November, the HPSC has been notified of 270 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 65,659* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 143 are men / 127 are women
  • 69% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 34 years old
  • 103 in Dublin, 34 in Limerick, 20 in Donegal, 12 in Cork, 9 in Kerry, 9 in Kilkenny and the remaining 83 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

 

As of 2pm today 291 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 39 are in ICU. 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 65,659 confirmed cases reflects this.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 08 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

County_Name

 

Today's cases (to midnight 08NOV2020)

 

14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population

 

New Cases during last 14 days (26OCT2020 to 08NOV2020)

 

Ireland

 

270

 

161.0

 

7,665

 

Donegal

 

20

 

275.8

 

439

 

Limerick

 

34

 

213.4

 

416

 

Meath

 

8

 

212.8

 

415

 

Cork

 

12

 

182.4

 

990

 

Westmeath

 

<5

 

179.1

 

159

 

Dublin

 

103

 

173.7

 

2341

 

Mayo

 

5

 

163.2

 

213

 

Louth

 

8

 

159.1

 

205

 

Longford

 

<5

 

156.6

 

64

 

Kerry

 

9

 

155

 

229

 

Cavan

 

<5

 

156.2

 

119

 

Laois

 

<5

 

155.8

 

132

 

Sligo

 

<5

 

155.6

 

102

 

Roscommon

 

8

 

150.3

 

97

 

Carlow

 

<5

 

147.5

 

84

 

Monaghan

 

<5

 

140.1

 

86

 

Clare

 

6

 

138.9

 

165

 

Waterford

 

<5

 

137.7

 

160

 

Kilkenny

 

9

 

134

 

133

 

Galway

 

<5

 

125.9

 

325

 

Kildare

 

<5

 

122.2

 

272

 

Offaly

 

<5

 

118

 

92

 

Tipperary

 

8

 

115.9

 

185

 

Wicklow

 

<5

 

82.9

 

118

 

Wexford

 

<5

 

74.8

 

112

 

Leitrim

 

<5

 

37.4

 

12

 

 

Vaccine:

The Health Minister is among those welcoming the news that a Covid-19 vaccine is proving to be 90 per cent effective in trials. 

The Pfizer vaccine has been tested on more than 43,000 people in six countries and, while trials are continuing, there are no safety concerns.

The pharmaceutical giant says it’s a great day for science and humanity.

Immunologist Dr. Lara Dungan says the vaccine has been trialed in a huge range of people: 

Global stock markets have risen sharply after the news of the vaccine.

The FTSE 100 was more than 5 per cent up in the early afternoon,

Shares were also boosted after the confirmation of Joe Biden as the next US president.

Healthcare deaths:

The Health and Safety Authority is investigating the deaths of healthcare workers who are believed to have contracted Covid 19 while at work.

Eight healthcare workers have died after contracting the virus.

It’s the Health and Safety Authority’s job to administer and enforce health and safety at work in Ireland.

So far eight health care workers are known to have died from Covid 19 – the first in April and the most recent in July.

The HSA is now carrying out preliminary investigations into some of the deaths according to the Irish Independent. 

One relative told the paper it’s not about money but a duty of care.

They want the Government to acknowledge their loved one worked so hard and to receive an apology from them that they contracted Covid 19 in the workplace. 

Traffic light travel:

The European-wide traffic light travel system to deal with Covid-19 comes into place from this morning with the majority of areas in red.

Greenland is the only area within the green categorisation, while parts of Greece, Norway and Finland are in orange which means arrivals can skip quarantine if they test negative for the virus three days before coming to Ireland.

Every other area is red, meaning they must complete 14-days of isolation, which can only be stopped if there's a negative test five days after coming into a country.

However, infectious disease specialist Professor Sam McConkey from the RCSI believes Ireland could move to status orange as early as next week:

National figures:

The estimated national 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 has fallen to its lowest point in almost a month.

It now stands at 175 cases per 100,000 for the first time since October 12th.

Three counties now have a total of less than 100.

It comes as 542 new cases of the virus were reported in Ireland yesterday - along with two additional deaths.
 

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