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Covid-19 Cases On Island Of Éire, In Past 24 Hours, Reaches 4,169.

Enough people are NOT adhering to very basic transmission-prevention practices, hence the rise in Covid cases.

The Department of Health has reported 3,174 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, here in the Irish Republic. Dr Tony Holohan has also reported that, sadly, 56 deaths have occurred since last Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths related to Covid-19 here to 5,492.

There were 460 patients currently in our hospitals suffering from the virus, 86 of whom are being treated in ICU’s around the Irish State. One in three beds in our ICUs are currently occupied by people with Covid-19, with the remainder occupied by people with other serious illnesses or trauma.

The CEO of Limerick University Hospital Group, latter serving North Tipperary has stated there has been a drop in the number of patients being treated for Covid-19, since last week,

In Northern Ireland a further 995 cases of coronavirus have been reported, over the same time-frame, down from 1,114 cases recorded yesterday. Sadly 10 more deaths have also been confirmed since yesterday. There were 378 patients with Covid-19 in northern hospitals, down from 381 reported yesterday.

Stormont’s Health Minister Mr Robin Swann has warned that further coronavirus restrictions may be necessary, if pressures on Northern Ireland’s health service continue to mount.

The HSE’s chief clinical officer, Dr Colm Henry has praised healthcare workers, stating they were the reason why there was a very low level of hospital acquired Covid infections within our hospitals currently.

“Where Tipperary leads Ireland follows”, [Thomas Osborne Davis, editor of The Nation.]

Figures released by the HSE, show that every county within the Irish Republic has at least an 80% full vaccination rate.
On the other hand, some 95.8% of vaccine eligible people, within Co. Tipperary, have now received at least their first dose; while 94.6% of our residents, over the age of 12, are now fully vaccinated, thus ranking Tipperary in 4th place nationally, on the current Covid-19 vaccination uptake chart.

Abroad

German Health Minister Jens Spahn has stated that his country, somewhat like Ireland over the past few weeks, is experiencing a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’, and has called for tougher action to tame a resurgence in Covid cases.

The Dutch government has decided to reimpose measures, including the wearing of face masks, aimed at slowing the latest spike in Covid-19 infections.
The use of a “corona pass”, showing proof of a Covid-19 vaccination or recent negative coronavirus test, would be broadened as of November 6th to public places including museums, gyms and outdoor terraces, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has stated.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have unanimously supported broad use of Pfizer’s and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11, with shots potentially being administrated as soon as today. They maintain that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks.

In New Zealand, authorities have sealed off, since midnight, the city of Auckland using police cordons, as they enforce a lock-down in the region, over fears of an undetected community transmission of Covid-19 in that area.

Please do continue to keep yourself and your family safe by
regularly washing your hands and wearing a mask when appropriate.

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