Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – 8th October 2021

October 8, 2021 0

The latest news as of 6pm on Friday 8 October – 2,002 cases confirmed: 2,002 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. 354 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, with 73 of those patients in intensive care (ICU). The five-day moving average is 1,242. Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said:

Today’s case number reflects an increased number of positive tests on specimens collected over the last three days.

However, the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the last 7 days (8,845 cases) is fewer than the previous 7 days (9,115 cases), with the seven-day moving average of daily cases at 1,264 today, compared to 1,302 a week ago.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely to see if the trend in new infections over recent days is sustained.

If you are experiencing a high temperature, dry cough, or flu-like symptoms – please stay at home. Do not go to work or socialise.

To keep yourself and your family safe please continue to regularly wash your hands, wear a mask when appropriate, open windows and ventilate indoor spaces, and choose outdoors where possible for meeting others.

To get a free COVID-19 vaccine you can register for an appointment at a vaccination centre. You can also go to a walk-in clinic without an appointment at certain times.

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