Covid-19 Update: Wed. 7th Oct. 2020 – Five Deaths – 611 New Cases

Eight new killer COVID-19 virus cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary

With Level 3 restrictions across the State, coming into force at midnight last night, as part of efforts by government to curtail the rise in cases of the coronavirus; this evening, figures from the Department of Health confirm that there have been sadly 5 new death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,816.

However, there are 611 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 39,584.

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 8 are in Tipperary (Total 844); 218 are in Dublin; 63 in Cork; 60 in Donegal; 35 in Galway; 31 in Kildare and the remaining 196 located across 20 counties.

Europe has registered more than six million confirmed cases of Covid-19 since it first materialised in January last.

The incidence rate of Covid-19 virus here in Co. Tipperary has increased steadily from a low of just 15 cases per 100,000 people some two weeks ago, to currently 52.6 cases per 100,000 people, surpassing Co. Leitrim – 28.1; Co. Mayo – 35.2; Carlow – 42.2 and our bordering easterly neighbour Co. Kilkenny – 43.3.

Total global cases this evening now stand at almost 36 million [35,946,721] with global deaths at over 1 million [1,051,753].

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin stated last night that a system of fines may have to be considered for people who break restrictions imposed due to Covid-19.
Same fines would have to be both graduated and imposed on-the-spot, rather than involving the court system.
Suggested appropriate penalties could be €50 for not wearing a mask and €200 for not abiding by travel restrictions. One wonders what would happen in the case of refusal to pay?

However, the law already provides for fines of €2,500 for organising a gathering or not wearing a mask on public transport. Here the law in relation to organising a gathering seems to be curently ignored.

Finally, the number of people in hospital has increased from 122 last Thursday to 156 this evening, with 25 people in critical care compared to 20 just seven days previously.

Stay Safe.

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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