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Covid-19: 866 New Cases And Six Further Deaths

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06:04 29 Oct 2020


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The Department of Health has confirmed a further  866 new cases of Covid-19 this evening

Meanwhile six people have passed away from the virus.

The total number of people who have lost their lives to cases is no 1,902.

Of the cases reported today, 428 are men while 438 are women.

Most people - 63% - are under the age of 45 with 35 being the median age.

The highest number of cases, 242, are in Dublin.

Elsewhere, there are 328 cases in Cork, 56 in Donegal, 54 in Galway and 44 in Meath.

The remaining 304 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

43 people with Covid-19 are being treated in intensive care units.

There have 15 additional hospitalisation in the past 24 hours.

 

CMO Says Staying In Is Key To Stopping Spread of Covid

While commenting on today's figures, CMO Dr Tony Holohan stressed the importance of self isolation.

"It is vitally important that if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 that you self isolate and phone your GP for further advice."

He said that only by staying home and staying in your room can you avoid making contact with other household members.

"I again appeal to everyone to behave as though you are a close contact. Stay at home, other than for essential reasons," he concluded.

Earlier, the HSE are noting a positive theme emerging, one week since Level 5 restrictions kicked in,

The HSE's Chief Clinical Officer Colm Henry says there's no room for complacency.

He said: "It should be a message to us all to stay the course because these measures are starting to take affect."

 


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