Covid-19: 2,066 new cases, 408 patients in hospital

The Department of Health has been notified of 2,066 new coronavirus instances.

There are 408 individuals being handled in hospital with the virus, a rise of six from yesterday. The variety of patients in intensive care is at 69, a drop of 4.

In an announcement, the National Public Health Emergency Team stated that there had been 26 newly notified Covid-related deaths in final week, bringing the variety of such deaths to five,306.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has stated that the incidence of the virus in Ireland is excessive and nonetheless rising.

He stated that people who find themselves unvaccinated are at a excessive threat of contracting Covid-19 and turning into very ailing.

Dr Glynn stated: "There has been incredible uptake of Covid-19 vaccination over current months.

"Unfortunately, there are nonetheless just below 300,000 adults who haven’t come ahead for vaccination and an extra 70,000 individuals have acquired only one dose of a two-dose schedule.

"The unfold of illness in these 370,000 individuals is having a disproportionate impression on the profile of Covid-19 in our hospitals and intensive care models, with two out of each three individuals in intensive care not vaccinated.

"Incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland is excessive and rising. Those who are usually not vaccinated are at excessive threat of contracting this virus and turning into severely unwell.

"The single most essential factor you are able to do to guard your self from Covid-19 is to get vaccinated.

"Choosing to get vaccinated is an act of protection for yourself – it may save your life – but it is also an act of solidarity with others; the more of us that get vaccinated, the safer we all are."

Three faculties outbreaks of Covid-19 have been reported in the week to 9 October, in line with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

It says these outbreaks resulted in 15 linked instances, and is down on the ten faculties outbreaks reported the earlier week.

Under the mass testing programme, the positivity price was 3.6% in publish major faculties the place out of 330 examined, 12 instances have been detected in the week to 9 October.

Under the mass testing programme in particular training faculties, the positivity price was 6.5%, the place out of 46 examined, three instances have been detected.

The HPSC stated that as a result of shut contacts identification and testing is now operational in post-primary faculties and particular training faculties, the knowledge concerning major faculties is introduced in the general instances seen amongst 0-18 year-olds.

Overall, there have been 9,531 Covid-19 instances reported in the week amongst these aged 0-18 years.

Of these 1,349, or 14.2%, have been in kids aged 5-12 years.

In Northern Ireland, there have been 1,471 new coronavirus infections and one additional loss of life reported at present.

Positivity price for Covid in neighborhood beginning to rise – HSE

The Health Service Executive National Lead for Testing and Tracing stated the positivity price for Covid-19 in the neighborhood has began to rise.

Niamh O'Beirne stated the speed is at present at 10%, with some counties reporting charges of as much as 15%, including that there was a change in the pattern in the previous six or seven days.

Also at present it was reported that Covid-19 was detected in wastewater samples from all the 68 wastewater catchment areas analysed in the week to 2 October.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre stated the outcomes are in retaining with the excessive incidence price of Covid-19 at present being seen all through Ireland.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has stated that the Government stays on monitor to maneuver forward with the elimination of Covid-19 restrictions on 22 October until "compelling evidence" on rising an infection charges means that strategy ought to change.

Simon Coveney stated Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan, senior NPHET members and civil servants are at present assessing the state of affairs in hospitals, ICUs and in the neighborhood.

Concern was expressed at a gathering of the Senior Officials Group on Covid-19, about whether or not the most recent figures on Covid-19 characterize a blip or a pattern.

Today's assembly included the secretaries normal of presidency departments, Dr Glynn and Chair of the NPHET Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group Professor Philip Nolan.

Additional reporting Fergal Bowers

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