Joel Corry

Head & Heart

Coronavirus: 444 New Cases Confirmed; 8 Deaths In Ireland Today

National news updates on Wednesday 4th November.

Latest Figures:

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 1,930 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Tuesday 3rd November, the HPSC has been notified of 444 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 63,483* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today;

208 are men / 235 are women

61% are under 45 years of age

The median age is 37 years old

158 in Dublin, 48 in Cork, 36 in Galway, 28 in Limerick and 174 cases spread across 19 other counties.

As of 2pm today 310 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. 25 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “Every piece of public health advice we have given from the outset of this pandemic is designed to keep everyone protected from the impact of COVID-19. If you are a close contact of a confirmed case, you are asked to restrict your movements for 14 days and to attend for your two free COVID-19 test, one on day 0 and one on day 7. This is because as an identified close contact, you have come into contact with the virus. It may take some time for this to become apparent, or for you to become infectious.”

“By staying at home for this entire 14 day period, you are helping to stop the spread of this dangerous disease. In following this important guidance, you are helping to bring this virus right back down to where we all need it to be and playing your part in this national effort.”

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 led to the denotification of 9 confirmed cases. The figure of 63,483 confirmed cases reflects this.

County

 

Today’s cases

(to midnight 03NOV2020)

 

14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population

(21OCT2020 to 03NOV2020)

 

New Cases during last 14 days

(21OCT2020 to 03NOV2020)

 

IRELAND

 

444

 

212.7

 

10,127

 

Cavan

 

<5

 

364.9

 

278

 

Meath

 

20

 

323.0

 

630

 

Donegal

 

16

 

286.4

 

456

 

Sligo

 

6

 

283.8

 

186

 

Westmeath

 

12

 

263.6

 

234

 

Carlow

 

<5

 

245.9

 

140

 

Cork

 

48

 

243.7

 

1,323

 

Galway

 

36

 

243.4

 

628

 

Limerick

 

28

 

227.8

 

444

 

Roscommon

 

12

 

223.1

 

144

 

Louth

 

11

 

221.9

 

286

 

Dublin

 

158

 

211.5

 

2,849

 

Monaghan

 

<5

 

208.5

 

128

 

Mayo

 

11

 

195.4

 

255

 

Waterford

 

5

 

194.5

 

226

 

Clare

 

5

 

187.7

 

223

 

Kildare

 

15

 

186.5

 

415

 

Longford

 

<5

 

185.9

 

76

 

Kerry

 

20

 

179.4

 

265

 

Laois

 

<5

 

177.1

 

150

 

Kilkenny

 

11

 

136.0

 

135

 

Tipperary

 

11

 

130.4

 

208

 

Wexford

 

<5

 

123.6

 

185

 

Offaly

 

<5

 

118.0

 

92

 

Wicklow

 

7

 

104.6

 

149

 

Leitrim

 

<5

 

68.7

 

22

 

 

England:

England's second Covid-19 lockdown will be debated, and voted on, by MPs in the House of Commons today.

It kicks in tomorrow, and will last for a month.

Some Conservative MPs have publicly said they won't be backing it.

Chief medical officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, was challenged about the case for tighter restrictions yesterday.

He believes tougher measures have already helped to drive the infection rate down:

Hairdressers:

The former head of the HSE says hairdressers should be allowed reopen during Level 5.

Tony O'Brien says they are among the businesses which have shown they can operated safely during the pandemic.

322 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded yesterday, the lowest daily figure in more than five weeks.

Mr O'Brien believes hairdressers should be allowed to resume trading:

Incidence rate:

The 14 day incidence rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people has dropped by more than a fifth in the past seven days.

Cavan remains the county with the highest rate at 475, followed by Meath at 380 and Westmeath at 306.

Wicklow at 107 and Leitrim at 84 are the counties with the lowest incidence rates.

 

#Socialeafstand #Blijfthuis #hierinsamen

Posted by Garda Síochána Westmeath on Tuesday, 3 November 2020

 

Minister before Health Committee:

The Health Minister will endure a grilling on the Covid pandemic before the Oireachtas Health Committee later today.

Stephen Donnelly will provide an update on HSE recruitment, the winter response to Covid and mental health.

While a member of the committee is concerned about ICU capacity, with 43 people currently receiving critical care with Covid.

Deputy Gino Kenny says the Government must make sure there's room for patients who need critical care:

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