Covid-19 Update: Thur. 22nd Oct. 2020 – 3 Deaths – 1,066 New Cases

11 new killer Covid-19 virus cases confirmed in Tipperary

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have been 3 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,871.

There are 1,066 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 54,476.

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 11 are in Co. Tipperary (1,038 cases to date per RTE summary); 244 are in Dublin; 104 in Galway; 98 in Cork; 92 in Meath; with 517 cases located across the remaining counties

Other Covid-19 related news.

The national 14-day incidence rate is now 302 per 100,000 of the population, with the reproductive rate estimated at around 1.3 and 1.4.

Retail Excellence has appealed to shop owners to abide by the current rules, amid reports that some non-essential retailers are justifying remaining open by stocking small amounts of items classed as essential.

Up until last evening in University Hospital Limerick, (latter the medical facility serving North Tipperary), there were 14 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 18 suspected cases, with 4 such cases in ICU.
In South Tipperary’s Clonmel General Hospital there were 7 suspected cases.

Currently, there were 313 confirmed cases of Covid-19 nationally in hospitals and 37 of these patients are in intensive care units, up 3 since yesterday.

Total global cases this evening now stand at almost 41.5 million [41,396,754] with global deaths well over 1.1 million [1,133,699].

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


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