The National Public Health Emergency Team (NFET) says Ireland has the fastest-growing Covid-19 occurrence in Europe, with a 43 percent drop over the past two weeks.
This is during the Enfet meeting on Thursday to discuss the level 5 restrictions Assumptions that the country will move to level 3 restrictions in early December.
Two deaths and 362 cases related to Kovid-19 were reported in the Republic on Wednesday.
The total number of deaths related to the virus in the state is 1,965, according to the Department of Health.
Currently, 285 patients have been admitted to the hospital with the virus and 39 are being treated in the intensive care unit.
The positive rate among people who tested Kovid-19 is now 3.6 percent. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the rate be kept below 5 percent for at least two weeks before a reduction in public health measures.
More than 76,000 inspections have been conducted in the state in the last seven days.
Nationally, the 14-day virus outbreak is 145 cases per 100,000. Donegal had the highest county incidence at 300.9 and Lytrim the lowest at 40.6.
The European Center for Disease Control says only in Europe, Norway and Estonia are lower than Ireland.
In the last 14 days, the Mid-Ulster Council district has been hit hardest by 621.5 cases per lakh.
The next highest rate is in the Derry and Strabain areas, at 554.5 cases per lakh.
In Northern Ireland, 791 people were diagnosed with Kovid-19. Eight more people were killed, the health ministry said in a statement.
The latest data show that the 14-day infection rate in Dublin is 154.6 cases per lakh, which is lower than the other six.
Within the city itself, the infection rate varies. Dublin Northwest, which includes Smithfield, Phibbsborough, Finglas and Blanchardstown, currently has the highest rate – 209.5 cases per million in the last two weeks.
Dublin South, which includes Black Rock, Den Logier, Stillgore and Shankill, has 67.6 cases per lakh.
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ireland, noted that Ireland’s success in reducing transmission was significant. Desmond Hickey said.
14-day incidents dropped 23 percent in the past week. Only Belgium and Malta are currently reducing broadcasts.
While cases are on the rise in most European countries, some are showing signs of stabilization, he said. Hickey said.
HSE Director-General Paul Reid said the country needs to learn from what happened when society and the economy opened up in June and July, although trends in Ireland were good as the number of covid fell.
Speaking earlier this week, Raid said there had been a sharp rise again in August, September and October as restrictions were lifted during the summer.
Raid said it was important for people to continue to reduce the number of their contacts and the number of employees they visit.