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Covid-19 Cases At 3,750 In Past 24 Hours On Mainland Of Ireland.

The Department of Health has confirmed 2,427 new cases of Covid-19 here in the Republic of Ireland within the past 24 hours.

There remain 449 people in hospital suffering from the virus, which is down 8 on yesterday’s reported figures. The Department has confirmed 93 people are being treated in ICU; same figure up 3 from yesterday.

An Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin has warned that up to 150 people could be in intensive care units with Covid, by the end of November and same could lead to a necessary annual vaccine against the virus into the future. He further added that he could not predict when Ireland would return to normal, following the current pandemic.

The 14 day incidence of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the 8 Local Electoral Area (LEA), here in Co. Tipperary, between October 5th and October 18th reads as follows: –

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Electoral Area 56.
Roscrea Templemore Electoral Area 47.
Nenagh Electoral Area 161.
Newport Electoral Area 76.
CashelTipperary Electoral Area 94.
Clonmel Electoral Area 96.
Carrick-on-Suir Electoral Area 60.
Cahir Electoral Area 84.

In Northern Ireland, yet another 1,323 cases of coronavirus were reported over the past 24 hours, down slightly from the 1,355 cases reported yesterday, with, sadly, another 10 Covid-19 related deaths reported also today.

Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions are due to ease further next week after decisions made at the NI executive meeting on Thursday evening last.

It is a move which has been criticised as “stupid” and “madness” by the Dr Tom Black (Chairperson of the British Medical Association) (BMA) in Northern Ireland.
Right now, across Northern Ireland there are about 180 more patients in hospitals than there are available beds. From the end of July until the middle of September, Northern Ireland has had the worst Covid death rate in the UK, with Northern Ireland also having the lowest vaccination rate in the UK.

Choosing to get vaccinated is an act of protection for yourself, as it may save your life; but it is also an act of solidarity with others; the more of us that get vaccinated, the safer we all will be.

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