Two more died after being tested positive for Kovid-19.
With less than 24 hours to go before the Level 5 restrictions are lifted, the latest health care monitoring center figures show the lowest level of cases at 11 weeks.
HSPC was notified of 299 new cases by midnight on Saturday, November 28th.
This compares with 1,025 new cases reported on Sunday, October 18 and 396 new cases reported on Sunday, September 20, the highest rate in the last 11 weeks.
In a good note about Cork, the latest figures show the latest cases since September.
They had risen from less than five in early September to 54 on Sunday, September 27, and by October 18 had reached 156 new cases.
However, now they are under 13.
Although the number of people being treated at Kovid-19 Hospital has dropped to 257 in the first 11 weeks of 320, there has not been much difference in the number of patients being treated at any one time in the last two months.
The number of intensive care units is approximately the same.
On Sunday, it was 30, but on October 11 it was 30.
In one of the last formal official statements of the National Public Health Emergency Team, Dr. Tony Holohan had warned that progress in the fight against the virus had “stalled”.
In a November 19 statement, the chief medical officer urged people to “reduce the disease” by limiting the number of daily contacts.
He urged people to follow public health advice to get the virus to a virus reproduction number in the country – the rate at which one person with Covid-19 affects others – by “less than 0.5” by Tuesday.
However, it does not seem to have arrived.
At a briefing three days ago, HSE Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Colm Henry said the figures were staggering in effect.
For the second week in a row, it was between 0.7 and 0.9.
Taoist Michel Martin announced last Friday that the country would move to level 3, with a few exceptions for Christmas.
From December 1, hotels, guesthouses and B&B will be open to residents only.
In addition, non-essential retail and personal services may be reopened.
With the reopening of retail, more than 30,000 people will return to work.
However, people should continue to work from home unless they need to attend in person.
From December 4, restaurants and pubs will operate as restaurants and serve substantial food, reopening for indoor dining with additional restrictions.
The government says higher and higher education should be primarily online.
From December 18 to January 6, employees are allowed to travel outside your country with two other employees.
In a TV speech in the country last Friday, Martin said: “We trust business owners, we trust their customers.
We all have personal responsibilities.
He said the wet pubs had suffered heavy setbacks and there was no evidence of them reopening. “It simply came to our notice then.