Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 3rd November

November 3, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 1,922 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Monday 2 November, the HPSC has been notified of 322 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 63,048* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 24 confirmed cases. The figure of 63,048 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 156 are men and 166 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 37 years old
  • 96 in Dublin, 35 in Meath, 23 in Cork, 17 in Louth, 16 in Waterford and the remaining 135 cases are spread across 18 other counties

As of 2pm today, 296 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 42 are in ICU. There have been 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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

Due to the efforts of people across Ireland, we are seeing improvements with COVID-19. However, we must remember that maintaining this downward trend is now the most crucial thing. The value of our progress depends on continuing the safe behaviour that got us to this position. I urge everyone to keep it up, to ensure these initial trends continue.

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