Covid-19 Update: Fri. 2nd Oct. 2020 – 1 Death – 470 New Cases

Seven new cases of killer COVID-19 virus confirmed in Tipperary.

This evening, figures from the Department of Health confirm that there have been sadly 1 death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,801.

However, there are 470 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 37,063. [ Both of the latter figures include the denotification of six deaths and four cases.]

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 7 are in Tipperary; 198 in Dublin; 61 in Cork; 36 in Donegal; 19 each in Kildare and Limerick; 12 in Kerry; 11 each in Galway and Meath; 10 in Roscommon; 9 each in Cavan, Clare, Kilkenny, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath, 8 in Louth, 7 in Wexford, with the remaining 17 cases located in seven other counties.

There has been a massive rise in confirmed coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, with 934 tests confirmed. One further death there has also been recorded, with their death toll now standing at 582. The infection rate in Derry City and Strabane has soared to 422.8 per 100,000 of the population.

The rate of infection, here in the republic, is now 94 cases per 100,000 with the five-day average remaining over 400 new confirmed cases per day. Same is identified by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) as extremely concerning.

Please do make a special effort to stay safe by reducing social contacts; avoiding crowds;
physically distancing; while wearing face coverings and washing your hands regularly.


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