Covid-19 Update: Mon. 5th Oct. 2020 – Zero Deaths – 518 New Cases

This evening, figures from the Department of Health confirm that there have been zero deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,810.

However, there are 518 new additional cases reported today, spread across the 26 counties; leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 38,549

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 134 are in Dublin; 53 in Cork; 49 in Limerick; 34 in Donegal; 32 in Meath; with the remaining 216 cases located across 20 counties.

Thurles district now has the second highest incidence rate of Covid-19 virus in Co. Tipperary at 36.1 per 100,000 of the population, surpassed only by Nenagh district at 37.4.

The GAA and LGFA have paused all club fixtures with immediate effect until further notice, however training can continue as long as participants adhere to all relevant public health guidelines.

A further 616 people in Northern Ireland have tested positive for Covid-19, with thankfully no further deaths.

In light of this evening figures, it is understood that the Government is set to reject the National Public Health Emergency Team’s recommendation to place the entire country under Level 5 restrictions.
Instead, the it is understood that every county will be moved to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions, with improved enforcement.

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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