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Coronavirus: Five Further Deaths, 335 New Cases In Ireland

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

5:07 PM - 7 Nov 2020



There have been 335 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

There have been five further deaths associated with the virus in the past 24 hours.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 64,855, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 1,945.

The numbers are reflective of the denotification of 18 confirmed cases of the virus.

Of the latest cases, 64% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 37 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 71 are in Dublin, 41 in Donegal, 26 in Mayo, 25 in Cork, 23 in Kerry, and the remaining 148 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

155 are men and 177 are women.

As of 2pm today, 284 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 23 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 40 are in ICU.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 185.6, down from 196.4 yesterday.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said: “The commitment to the spirit of the public health advice shown by people across Ireland since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic is to be commended.

"This includes wearing a face mask where social distancing is difficult, in shops and on public transport.“However, it is also vital that they are worn correctly and safely. Ensure you are fully covering both your mouth and nose with the face mask.

"Remember, visors do not offer the same benefits as face masks."

He added: "I want to particularly highlight that it is very important that those who work in settings such as retail avoid the use of visors and instead use face masks.

"Face masks offer far better protection, and they should be worn by everyone who can wear them.

"Wearing one prevents someone who does not know they have COVID-19 from spreading it to another person.

“They are a key element of our defence against this virus, alongside staying at home and avoiding meeting people outside your household.”

Main image: Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Leah Farrell / RollingNews.ie



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