06/10/2022

The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 is 30, an increase of two on the previous day.

The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 is 30, an increase of two on the previous day.
Speaking following a NPHET meeting last night, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said there was no evidence that the virus was getting weaker and that people have to continue to follow public health measures as they live with the coronavirus. 
The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 is still low in comparison with the figures seen earlier this year but it has been rising steadily this week from 22 on Monday to 30 at 8pm last night, with 92 suspected cases.
The numbers of people in ICU remain low, with five confirmed cases at present and nine suspected.
Ireland is currently seeing on average 120 new cases per day, with one in five occurring through community transmission.
The NPHET meeting was also told that the ‘R’ number, the rate at which the virus is transmitted remains above one.
NPHET decided not to recommend the early easing of restrictions in Co Kildare, nor did it recommend the immediate reopening of pubs that do not serve food. 
Latest coroanvirus stories