Advertisement
Coronavirus: 529 New Cases Wit...

News

Coronavirus: 529 New Cases With 86 Patients in Hospital

Michael Staines
Michael Staines

5:39 PM - 4 Jun 2021



Health officials have announced a further 529 confirmed COVID this evening.

Last night, there were 86 patients in hospital – a 13% decrease on this day last week.

Meanwhile, there were 28 in ICU – down 10 on last week and the lowest figure since late December.

The HSE cyberattack continues to affect the reporting of the case figures, which "may change due to future data review, validation and update."

The five-day moving average has now jumped to 423.

Mandatory quarantine Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly speaking to media before entering Government Buildings for a Cabinet meeting. Picture by: Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie

It comes after the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan met with public representatives in Limerick to discuss the “significant increase” in cases in the county.

The 14-day rate in the county now stands at 426 cases per 100,000 people and yesterday, Dr Holohan warned that the majority of the 800 cases reported there in the past fortnight were related to indoor gatherings.

After the meeting, Minister Donnelly said the rate in Limerick is “simply too high and poses a serious risk to public health.”

“Public health doctors have told us that this spike is a result of indoor socialising and workplace outbreaks,” he said.

“Unfortunately, this sharp rise puts our hard-won progress against COVID-19 at risk. It is simply too soon to stop adhering to the public health measures that have protected us so well for so long.”

He urged everyone in Limerick redouble their efforts in following public health guidelines.

“In the past we have seen Limerick’s ability to respond quickly to COVID-19 and effectively get the virus under control,” he said.

“We need people to harness the community spirit we have seen Limerick people display time and time again, to continue to protect our loved ones.

“This is a stark reminder for the rest of us across the country of the risk COVID-19 continues to pose.

“We cannot let our guard down now. All of our collective hard work and sacrifice has contributed to the success of our vaccination programme and the progress we have made so far with reopening our economy and society.”

He noted that the priority remains to suppress the virus until we have the vast majority of the population vaccinated.



You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Pamela Joyce

Pamela Joyce

7 PM-10 PM

Share

Up next

Ed Smith

Ed Smith

10 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

Early Breakfast

Early Breakfast

5 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Mairead Ronan

Mairead Ronan

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

Pamela Joyce

Pamela Joyce

7 PM-10 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on