Coronavirus: 866 new cases and six further deaths announced

Coronavirus cases continue to climb in Pike County

It takes the death toll in Ireland to 1,902 and the national total number of cases to 60,297.

The county has seen an average of 131 new daily cases over the past seven days, while adding 920 new cases in that time.

The news comes as the Health Protection Surveillance Centre confirm news of six additional deaths from the disease across Ireland. Active cases are people with COVID-19 who are still in their isolation period.

On the same day the department recorded 840 new cases of the virus.

Of the new cases announced this evening, 242 are in Dublin, 166 are in Cork, 56 are in Donegal, 54 are in Galway and 44 are in Meath.

New cases range in age from two to 93 years with a median age of 37 years old.

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Allegheny County Health Director Debra Bogen on Wednesday said that most covid-19 cases in the county are tied to individuals conducting everyday business.

Over the past 24 hours, 15 hospitalisations related to the virus were noted.

As of 2pm today, 328 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised in Ireland, of which 43 are in ICU.

There have been 60 new cases of coronavirus in Pike County since September 17, and 32 new cases since October 2. "Doing this will protect those you live with by interrupting the chain of transmission".

Health Service Executive CEO Paul Reid said it remains "very apprehensive" heading into the winter, despite some positive trends in terms of COVID-19 case numbers and the positivity rate.

"I again appeal to everyone to behave as though you are a close contact".


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