WATCH: Latest Covid-19 briefing from the HSE

HSE Chief Executive Officer Paul Reid has mentioned that the transmission ranges of Covid-19 are "very serious and dangerous".

However, Mr Reid mentioned that individuals's response shouldn’t be concern or misery and encourages individuals to take "positive actions".

Mr Reid was talking at right now's HSE Covid-19 briefing.

He confirmed that the first supply of the Covid-19 Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine is scheduled to reach on St Stephen's Day and it is anticipated that just a few days after the first 10,000 batches of the vaccine arrive, there’ll be an additional 31,000.

Mr Reid mentioned that the public well being groups have been in contact with the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue, the Department of the Taoiseach and with the related Ministers after Mr MConalogue examined constructive for Covid-19.

While not wishing to remark particularly on the case, HSE Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry mentioned "it highlights how transmissible this virus is".

Dr Henry mentioned the scenario in Ireland in relation to new circumstances of Covid 19 is deteriorating extra quickly than in some other nation in Europe.  

Dr Henry mentioned the HSE  had seen a rare development of an infection in the previous week, past what even the extra excessive variations of modelling would have predicted. 

He mentioned it had not seen this degree of concern since the starting of the pandemic. 

The five-day rolling common was now 714, up round 100% since final week. 

He mentioned there was a pointy escalation upwards and the curve was heading in a vertical path.

Dr Henry mentioned the positivity charge was now 5%.  Referrals for testing had been going up and the incidence in all age teams had gone up. 

If the present development charge continued on its present trajectory, he mentioned there can be 1,000 circumstances a day by the finish of this month and by the finish of the first week in January it may very well be 1,500 circumstances a day. 

He mentioned if this occurred, the impression can be felt proper throughout the healthcare system.

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Dr Henry mentioned the virus had uncovered the fragility of effectively developed healthcare methods in Europe.

Ireland had had the greatest 14-day incidence charge in Europe however he mentioned the scenario was now deteriorating extra quickly right here than in some other nation in Europe. 

In relation to new recommendation issued for these travelling from Britain, Dr Henry mentioned this pressure "represents an additional threat to the way of transmission we already know".

When requested if he thought individuals would comply with recommendation, he mentioned he couldn’t give the assurance that everybody would, however the HSE would get in contact with as many individuals as they’ll to present them the correct public well being recommendation and easy methods to get examined as shut as doable to Day-Five following their arrival in Ireland. 

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