Three people have died from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
Tonight the Department of Health revealed that 1,012 new cases of coronavirus have been reported since yesterday.
Of the new cases reported nationally, 112 are in Cork.
A further 241 are in Dublin, with 80 in Cavan, 72 in Meath, 66 in Galway, and the remaining 441 cases spread across 21 other counties. Of the patients, 511 are men, while 496 are women. 71% are under 45 years of age – the median age is 30.
“I am very worried about the numbers we are seeing and how quickly they are deteriorating,” said Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health.
“All of today’s 1,012 cases were notified to the HPSC over a period of 24 hours up to midnight. The 14-day incidence rate has increased from 108 per 100,000 last Sunday to 150 per 100,000 today, which represents a 39% increase.
Today & for next 2 weeks, ask ourselves, who do we really need to meet? Who can we defer inviting to our home? If you casually meet someone, avoid that desire to head for a chat. Take a step back.Tough, yes. But it’s avoiding more people hospitalised or in ICU. @HSELive #COVID19
— Paul Reid (@paulreiddublin) October 10, 2020
“All of the important indicators of the disease are deteriorating. For example, there has been a consistent increase in test positivity over the past week. The test positivity rate up to midnight Friday 9 October was 6.2%, which has more than doubled in less than a fortnight.
“Case numbers are growing across all age groups and throughout the country.”
“In the past 24 hours, there have been 35 new admissions of laboratory-confirmed cases to hospital and four new admissions to ICU.” said Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health.
“There are now 199 people in hospital and 31 in ICU. Every age group, location and household needs to act now, limit your contacts and stop the disease in its tracks.”