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Holohan ‘worried’ about Kovid infection rate in Dublin

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With 767 new diseases reported across the country by the Department of Health, it is worrying that the rate of Kovid-19 infection in Dublin is “not falling the way we want it to”. Tony Holohan said. .

Two more deaths related to the corona virus rose to 1,917.

The total number of cases is now 62,750. This includes denotification of 19 previously confirmed cases.

The number of patients in the ICU is 44, three more than yesterday. The number of confirmed cases of Kovid-19 in hospitals is 322, with 16 new admissions in the last 24 hours.

The National Public Health Emergency Team does not appear to be reducing virus cases in Dublin. Holohan said at a news conference this evening.

“We have not seen the drops we have seen in other parts of the country.”

The seven-day moving average was 200 to 300 cases per day in the capital.

When asked about the reasons for this, Dr. Holohan said Dublin is a big city with a large population.

The additional restrictions currently in place in the capital – Level 3 Plus starting Sept. 19 – had no effect intended to slow the infection.

The CMO said it expects to see the results of Level 5 in the capital next week.

The national 14-day incidence rate is currently 248 cases per lakh. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Heather Burns confirmed that the five-day average is 671 cases per day.

Kawan had the highest mortality rates (563.2), Meath (482.5), Sligo (332.6) and Westmeath (309.8).

The least infected countries include Lytrim (96.7), Wicklow (115.1), Tipperary (130.4) and Kilkenny (142.1).

Covid-19 cases include 321 in Dublin, 84 in Cork, 47 in Meath, 34 in Limerick and 24 in Roscomon. The remaining 257 cases are spread across all other countries.

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In October, 103 Kovid-19 related deaths were confirmed. Of these, 39 are in nursing homes. It compares 36 deaths in September and five deaths in August.

HSE repeated it It is too early to say that recent positive signs are an ongoing trend GPs have warned people not to drop their guards.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan said at a news conference that it was too early to say if the NPIT was “satisfied with where we are and where we should go” regarding the current restrictions.

He said that in terms of testing, they are seeing a continuous decline in the rate of positivity and a high level of testing activity across the population.

Although the number of infections is declining across all parameters, “we still have a long way to go”.

Interactive map: Covid-19 cases in your area

GPs pay attention to the numbers forwarded for requests and referrals for testing.

However, the number of infections in people over 65 years of age is not known. Holohan was worried.

When asked about Christmas and visiting families from abroad, he said the NPED would consider travel advice in the coming weeks.

But he warned that if the rate of infection in this population was reduced, the importance of international travel as a source of infection would increase.

“I do not think the NPT has advised the country to go to the fifth level earlier,” he said. Holohan said.

He said it was clear from the data that the level of anxiety and worry had been rising throughout October.

The CMO said it would not rule out lowering the Level 5 restrictions earlier than planned, but added: “I do not intend to recommend it at this stage.”

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He knows that these are very drastic measures that affect the daily lives of people.

The NPET is concerned that people will begin to think things have improved and will abandon some important public health activities. “There is no basis for that.”

When asked why the number of cases was declining, he said: “This is the result of the hard work of the Irish people in taking public health advice and taking steps to protect themselves and their families.”

NPET wants people to maintain this behavior.

On the potential of the Kovid-19 vaccine, the CMO said the biggest challenge for every developed country is to get vaccines delivered as quickly as possible, starting with different priority groups.

The HSE Integrated Care Lead is committed to speeding up testing and detection in schools. Sioban Ni Brian said at the press conference.

They said decisions will be made where certain schools or certain subsets of schools are being tested and these will be red-flagged when going to the lab for testing.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Heather Burns said the effort going to schools is commensurate with keeping our children’s education safe, impact on their overall health and well-being, and ensuring that teachers and staff are safe.

She told reporters that the data on schools to date is very comforting and that 85% of schools do not need public health assistance.

Eight more deaths related to the corona virus in Northern Ireland The death toll has risen to 724 in the last 24 hours, with 493 additional virus cases.

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At present, 379 patients with Kovid-19 are being treated in hospitals. Of these, 52 are in intensive care.

Covid is deploying 200 trainees and 60 instructors from Garda College in Templemore to frontline duties to assist colleagues during the period.

Justice Minister Helen McIntyre said on Twitter: “We owe them and all the men and women of a Garda Savocana our thanks for their work in helping to suppress the virus.”

Earlier today, the Central Statistics Office said The additional death toll from March to September this year is estimated at between 876 and 1,192.

There are 1,900 Kovid-19 cases reported in this country. Holohan said. The NPET has known for some time that the number of additional deaths is lower than this.

He had expected an increase in the death toll. It was expected in March, April and May.

The mortality rate is slightly lower than in the last five years. He acknowledged that by 2020 there will be 900 or more additional deaths.

He added that there were other jurisdictions in the European Union that had a higher mortality rate than could be explained by referring to positive covid tests.

The head of the World Health Organization said today He is self-quarantining following someone with a positive test for Kovid-19, But he said he had no symptoms.

“I was identified by the contact of someone who tested positive for # COVID19,” Drs. Tedros Adanom Gebrias said in a tweet.

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