COVID-19: 2,549 New Confirmed...


COVID-19: 2,549 New Confirmed Cases In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:21 29 Oct 2021

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There have been 2,549 further confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Latest figures show there are 481 patients hospitalised with the virus, of which 97 are in ICU.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says the incidence rate is highest in those aged five to 12.

"Today we are reporting a high number of cases across the entire population, with the highest incidence amongst 5-12-year-olds.

"While the COVID-19 vaccines give high protection against severe illness, hospitalisation and death the way to break transmission is by following all aspects of the public health advice."

He is advising people to take "simple precautions" over this Halloween weekend.

"If you are having visitors over, provide hand sanitizer, open windows and try to ensure people can spread out and keep their distance from one another - avoid crowded parties.

"For trick-or-treaters, give out treats outdoors if possible. Wash or sanitize hands frequently, and before eating or handling treats.

"Neither children nor adults should go trick-or-treating or meet up with others if they have any symptoms of COVID-19, even if symptoms are minor – instead, please isolate and get a test."

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