Killer Covid-19 Cases Reach 6,273 Today On Irish Mainland.

There have been 4,791 new cases of Covid-19 reported by the Department of Health over the past 24 hours here in the Republic of Ireland; up 171 cases based on yesterday’s reported figures.

There remain 536 patients with Covid in our hospitals, same figure down from 571 also reported yesterday; with 118 of these patients receiving treatment in intensive care units across our State.

Sadly, to date, 112 Covid-related deaths have been notified during November 2021.

According to Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, social contacts over the festive period will fully determine the number of cases existing over the next few weeks and months; further warning that continuing high case numbers suggests that pressure on our health system will continue for some time to come. On Tuesday next, the Irish Cabinet is expected to sign off on a decision to reintroduce mandatory hotel quarantine, following Dr Holohan’s advice.

Last evening, Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly announced mandatory home quarantine measures for people coming from some seven southern African states, to Ireland, following the recently discovered Covid-19, B.1.1.529 strain of concern, same renamed as “Omicron” by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
‘Omicron’ is now the 5th variant of concern, designated by the WHO.

Between the 14 day period, November 9th, 2021 and November 22nd, 2021, the following number of cases have been confirmed in each of the Co. Tipperary local electoral areas (LEAs):
Nenagh – 339; Thurles – 276; Carrick-on-Suir – 256; Roscrea-Templemore – 245; Clonmel – 228; Cahir – 204; Cashel-Tipperary – 195 and Newport – 177.

In Northern Ireland another 1,482 new cases of coronavirus have also been confirmed today, down from 2,004 reported yesterday. Sadly, 2 further Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported by their Department of Health.

Britain will now require all arriving passengers to isolate until they can show a negative PCR test against Covid-19, following two cases of the new ‘Omicron’ strain having emerged there.

Paris has made the wearing of face masks outdoors mandatory again at public gatherings as the Covid-19 infection rate in the French capital soars.

Australia and several other countries have joined nations imposing restrictions on travel from southern Africa, after the discovery of the new Omicron coronavirus variant sparked global concern and triggered a sell-off on financial markets.

Financial markets plunged yesterday, especially the stocks of airlines and others in the travel sector, as investors worried the variant could cause yet another surge in the pandemic thus stalling a global recovery.

The HSE and Health Minister Mr Stephen Donnelly, incorrectly in my view, took the brunt of a weekly ill-informed tirade today, from Tipperary TD, consistent whinger and recognised Tipperary embarrassment, Mr Mattie McGrath, latter who declared Mr Donnelly’s position as untenable.
One now feels it’s time to retire this same, out of touch TD, Mr Mattie McGrath, to history, come the next general election; although we doubt if history is interested in comedy.

Continue to listen to science and do continue to keep yourself and your family safe by regularly washing your hands; wearing a mask when appropriate and cut down on your social contacts.


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