Department of Health
Published on 6 November 2020
Last updated on 6 November 2020
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 1,940* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 1,940 deaths reflects this.)
As of midnight Thursday 5 November, the HPSC has been notified of 499 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has now been a total of 64,538* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
(* *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 7 confirmed cases. The figure of 64,538 confirmed cases reflects this.)
Of the cases notified today:
As of 2pm today, 292 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 37 are in ICU. There have been 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
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The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on 3 July 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population.
*All statistics measured at midnight on Wednesday 4 November.
When a person tests positive for COVID-19 but hasn't been abroad or had contact with another confirmed case in Ireland, that's known as community transmission.
In the event that a person who tests positive for COVID-19 can be linked to another confirmed case in Ireland, that's known as close contact.
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