Covid-19 Update: Sun. 18th Oct. 2020 – 3 Deaths – 1,283 New Cases

16 new killer Covid-19 virus cases in Tipperary

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have been sadly 3 new deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,852. [The aforementioned 3 deaths reported this evening occurred in the current month, (October2020), while most of today’s confirmed 1,283 cases cover the period of the last four days.].

As already stated, there are 1,283 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 49,962. Today sets a new record for the highest number of Covid-19 cases reported on any single day.

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 16 are in Tipperary (963 cases to date); 408 in Dublin; 156 in Cork; 88 in Kildare; 80 in Meath; 55 in Limerick; with the remaining 480 cases located across 20 counties.

Today nationally, 277 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, with 33 of these in ICU’s.

County Tipperary, with a population of some 159,553 persons, has recorded 165 new confirmed cases in the last 15 days, or a total of 963 cases. since the first case was confirmed within our borders. However, some small consulation; our 14-day incidence rate of the virus, per 100,000 people, remains lowest in Ireland at 93.4.

With the National Public Health Emergency Team advocating to keep our schools open for the needs of our children, the video hereunder may help worried students, parents or guardians.

Q&A with Professor Luke O’Neill on managing Covid-19 in the classroom

Other Covid-19 related news

With the obvious clarity that Virus Level 3 restrictions are insufficient when used in a county by county approach; the Government are expected to announce further decisive and nationwide Covid-19 restrictions from tomorrow, raising same to at least the regulations set out in the Virus Level 4 pathway.

According to the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal; coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have ascertained. They claim that this discovery demonstrates the need for frequent hand washing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

There have been 1,012 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Northern Ireland today and sadly 5 further death, taking the official toll to 615.

Total global cases this evening now stand approaching 40 million [39,751,900] with global deaths at over 1.1 million [1,110,955].

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Europe has now exceeded 250,000.

Do Remember the four C’s – avoid Closed spaces, Crowded places,
Close-contacts and do Cover faces.


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