COVID-19: 3,680 New Cases In I...


COVID-19: 3,680 New Cases In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:12 11 Nov 2021

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There have been 3,680 further cases of COVID-19 reported in Ireland.

There are 543 COVID-19 patients hospitalised with the virus - 97 of whom are in ICU.

It comes amid talk of renewing a work-from-home directive as cases continue to rise.

NPHET is advising people to continue to work from home, if possible, after a meeting this afternoon.

They're also encouraging people to reduce their social contacts, and stick to public health advice on ventilation and face masks.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly had said there were no plans to re-introduce full work-from-home orders, or to extend the use of Digital COVID Certs.

Speaking earlier, he said the idea wasn't under consideration by Government.

"I haven’t received any advice to that end and it is not something the Government is actively considering at the moment," he said.

"I think at the press conference last night, the NPHET team were being asked about a lot of different hypotheticals and they were giving a view generally that given the cases numbers right now they would prefer people to be opting for the safer option."

He was speaking after NPHET again urged people to reduce their social contacts, with case numbers remaining stubbornly high.

The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan warned yesterday that current socialisation trends 'cannot be sustained'.

"We're not seeing encouraging signs of reduction in socialisation, we're still seeing high levels of socialisation right across the population.

"And so we're simply socialising at a level, in broad terms, that we simply can't sustain in terms of the numbers of case numbers.

"So our message'll be to people if you're planning, and we're advising people to plan, with these guidances in place - the basic public health measures in place", Dr Holohan said.

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