Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 28th October

October 28, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 1,896 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Tuesday 27 October the HPSC has been notified of 675 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 59,434* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 8 confirmed cases. The figure of 59,434 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 309 are men and 364 are women
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 35 years old
  • 199 in Dublin, 104 in Cork, 67 in Meath, 50 in Limerick, 41 in Kildare and the remaining 214 cases are spread across another 20 counties

As of 2pm today, 328 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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

Everyone must be aware of the actions they should take if they have symptoms or are awaiting a test or if they are a contact of a confirmed case.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you must self isolate and phone your GP for further advice.

If you have been referred for a test or are awaiting a test result, you must self isolate.

If you are a confirmed case of COVID-19 you must self isolate for 10 days.

If you are identified or have identified yourself as a close contact of a confirmed case, you must restrict your movements.

Stay informed on the public health advice around COVID-19 and be prepared to protect yourself and those around you.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW are struggling and need help check out the local help/support available on our dedicated COVID-19 page.