1,012 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, three more deaths reported 1 week ago

1,012 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, three more deaths reported

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

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has reported that three people have died and that there have been 1,012 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland on Saturday (10 October).

Of the cases reported on Saturday, there were:

  • 241 in Dublin
  • 112 in Cork
  • 80 in Cavan
  • 72 in Meath
  • 66 in Galway
  • The remaining 441 cases are spread across 21 other counties

As of 2pm on Saturday, 199 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, 31 of whom are in intensive care units (ICU).

Commenting following the confirmation of cases on Saturday, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Tony Holohan 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."

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn added: "In the past 24 hours, there have been 35 new admissions of laboratory confirmed cases to hospital and four new admissions to ICU.

“There are now 199 people in hospital and 31 in ICU. Every age group, location and household needs to act now, limit your contacts and stop the disease in its tracks."

There has now been a total of 41,714 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.*

*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of one confirmed case. The figure of 41,714 confirmed cases reflects this.

There has been a total of 1,824 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to date.