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Coronavirus: Four more deaths, 442 new cases in Ireland

Four more people have died from COVID-19, while there are 442 new cases of the virus. There has ...
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

18.13 1 Oct 2020


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Coronavirus: Four more deaths,...

Coronavirus: Four more deaths, 442 new cases in Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

18.13 1 Oct 2020


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Four more people have died from COVID-19, while there are 442 new cases of the virus.

There has now been a total of 1,806 coronavirus-related deaths in Ireland and 36,597 confirmed cases here.

This includes the denotification of two deaths.

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The latest figures also show there are 122 confirmed cases in hospital, with 20 in ICU.

Of the cases notified on Thursday:

  • 225 are men / 217 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • 54% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 69 cases have been identified as community transmission

There are 170 new cases in Dublin, 47 in Cork, 28 in Donegal, 23 in Meath, 21 in Galway and 20 in Monaghan.

There are also 14 in Clare, 12 in Roscommon, 11 in Laois, 11 in Longford, 10 in Cavan, 10 in Limerick, 10 in Tipperary, nine in Kildare, eight in Wicklow as well as five in Louth and five in Wexford.

The remaining 28 cases are across nine counties.

There have been 88,533 tests completed in the last seven days, with a positive rate of 3.1%.

Meanwhile it has been confirmed that Dr Tony Holohan is to return to his role as Chief Medical Officer next week.

The Department of Health says he will be back at his desk from Monday.

Dr Holohan stepped away from the role in July for family reasons.

Dr Ronan Glynn has been serving as Chief Medical Officer on an acting basis for the past few months.

Main image: Pictured at a COVID-19 update in the Department of Health are (l to r) Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE; Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer; and Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. Picture by: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

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