Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 10th November

November 10, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 16 additional deaths related to COVID-19.  As of midnight Monday 9 November, the HPSC has been notified of 270 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 14 occurred in November, 1 in October and 1 remains under investigation.

There has been a total of 1,963* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. 

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 1,963 deaths reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 65,889* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(* *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 40 confirmed cases. The figure of 65,889 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 123 are men and 147 are women
  • 56% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 42 years old
  • 82 in Dublin, 21 in Donegal, 18 in Roscommon, 17 in Limerick, 17 in Tipperary and the remaining 115 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 2pm today, 282 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 40 are in ICU. There have been 21 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

The significant improvement in the profile of the disease is encouraging: the 14-day incidence of 152 cases per 100,000 is down by 51% compared to the previous two weeks.

To maintain this positive trajectory, we need to remain vigilant to the highly infectious nature of this virus, which can easily spread from person to person through close contact and by social mixing. Our individual everyday choices to stay at home and keep our contacts to a minimum are vital to driving down the spread of COVID-19.

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