Covid-19 Update: Wed. 28th Oct. 2020 – 6 Deaths – 675 New Cases

6 new killer Covid-19 virus cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have been sadly 6 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,896.

There are 675 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 59,434.

Of this evening’s confirmed cases; 6 are in Co. Tipperary (1,122 cases to date, per RTE summary); 199 in Dublin; 104 in Cork; 67 in Meath; 50 in Limerick; 41 in Kildare; with the remaining 208 cases located across 19 other counties.

The current 14-day incidence rate for Tipperary continues to remain the lowest rate in Irish State, at 139.1 per 100,000 of population.

Currently, there were 327 confirmed cases of Covid-19 recorded nationally in our State’s hospitals at lunch time, with 41 of these patients in intensive care units.

There were 840 new cases in Northern Ireland bringing their total number of confirmed cases to 36,394, with sadly 9 further deaths from Covid-19 virus in the past 24 hours. Their death toll now stands at 680.

Total global cases this evening, now stand at well over 44 million [Global Cases – 44,229,969] with global deaths well over 1 million [Global Deaths – 1,170,283].

A pilot project using sniffer dogs to provide instant coronavirus testing at Helsinki airport has shown promising early results.
Three dogs, Kossi, ET and Miina, have been used to sniff swabs taken from some 2,200 passengers in the last month, and same canines have identified the virus in 0.6% of those travelling.

Remember: “Spread the Message, not the Virus“.


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