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1,012 new Covid cases in Ireland as Tony Holohan issues stark warning

By Megan Cassidy

October 10, 2020 at 7:00pm

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1,012 people have tested positive for Covid 19 while three further people have died.

The latest figures announced by the department of health today show a sharp spike in Covid 19 cases in Ireland. The highest incidence is in Dublin with 241 more cases recorded today.

A further 112 cases in Cork, 80 in Cavan, 72 in Meath, 66 in Galway were also recorded with the other 441 spread across the other 21 counties.

There have been 35 new admissions of laboratory confirmed cases to hospital and 4 new admissions to ICU according to Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan who warned that "Every age group, location and household needs to act now, limit your contacts and stop the disease in its tracks.”

He said: “I am very worried about the numbers we are seeing and how quickly they are deteriorating.

“All of today’s 1,012 cases were notified to the HPSC over a period of 24 hours up to midnight.

“The 14-day incidence rate has increased from 108 per 100,000 last Sunday to 150 per 100,000 today, which represents a 39% increase.

“All of the important indicators of the disease are deteriorating. For example, there has been a consistent increase in test positivity over the past week. The test positivity rate up to midnight Friday 9 October was 6.2%, which has more than doubled in less than a fortnight.

“Case numbers are growing across all age groups and throughout the country.”

The latest figures bring the total number of infections here to 41,714 since the pandemic began.

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