Coronavirus: 322 new cases and five additional deaths as no advice on Christmas travel yet

first_img TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 Electric Picnic By Alan Hartnett – 3rd November 2020 Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Electric Picnic News Pinterest Coronavirus: 322 new cases and five additional deaths as no advice on Christmas travel yet Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role center_img Twitter Previous articleShortscreen shot in Slieve Blooms and written by Laois man features on RTENext article588 Laois farmers to receive €2.1 million as GLAS Payments arrive early Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. There have been five more deaths from Coronavirus as well as 322 new cases, according to figures released today.Of today’s cases, 8 of them are in Laois, meaning the county’s 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 people drops to 194.8 from 201.9 yesterday.It is the fourth day in a row that the Laois figure has declined. It had peaked at 256.21 on October 27 following a steady rise over the previous month. The rate is now at its lowest point in Laois since October 20.The national average is now 228.Of today’s cases: WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest 156 are men / 166 are women64% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 37 years old96 in Dublin, 35 in Meath, 23 in Cork, 17 in Louth, 16 in Waterford and the remaining 135 cases are spread across 18 other counties.As of 2pm today 296 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 42 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “Due to the efforts of people across Ireland, we are seeing improvements with COVID-19. However, we must remember that maintaining this downward trend is now the most crucial thing. The value of our progress depends on continuing the safe behaviour that got us to this position. I urge everyone to keep it up, to ensure these initial trends continue.”New Cases in LaoisNovember 2 – 8November 1 – 18October 31 – 7October 30 – 5October 29 – 11October 28 – 11October 27 – 6October 26 – 11October 25 – 14October 24 – 19October 23 – 7October 22 – 13October 21 – 15October 20 – 1914-day case rate in Laois per 100,000 populationNovember 2 –November 1 – 201.9October 31 – 205.4October 30 – 222.5October 29 – 233.8October 28 – 230.2October 27 – 256.21October 26 – 252.67October 25 – 244.4October 24 – 234.96October 23 – 221.97October 22 – 219.2October 21 – 222October 20 – 212.5New cases in Laois during past 14 daysNovember 2 –November 1 – 171October 31 – 174October 30 – 191October 29 – 198October 28 – 195October 27 – 217October 26 – 214October 25 – 207October 24 – 199October 23 – 188October 22 – 186October 21 – 188October 20 – 180Christmas TravelChief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said it is too early to give advice to people on travelling home to Ireland for Christmas.Speaking at the Oireachtas Transport Committee, he said that the National Public Health Emergency Team has to ensure that the country is not put at risk with arrangements that could lead to the importation of the disease in December.Dr Holohan said that international travel will represent a prominent area of risk as Covid-19 comes under control nationally.In relation to travelling home for Christmas, he said that NPHET could not provide advice now because he said it relates to factors that are not known at this stage.He told the committee that once the virus is brought back under control in Ireland the risks of importation will have to be carefully managed. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Coronavirus: 322 new cases and five additional deaths as no advice on… News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more