Chief Medical Officer warns high number of daily deaths linked to Covid-19 likely to continue

The Chief Medical Officer is warning the high number of daily deaths linked to Covid-19 is likely to continue.

46 were reported yesterday, the highest number on a single day since April, while 44 of those passed away this month.

3,086 cases were reported, which is the lowest number since New Year’s Day.

Last night, 1,690 people with Covid-19 were being treated in hospitals, which included a record number of patients in ICU at 160.

Monaghan is still recording the highest incidence rate nationally with 2,650, however there was a decrease in cases yesterday at 33.

Cavan has dropped to 9th on the table with 29 cases yesterday and an incidence rate of 1,499.

Professor Cliona Ní Cheallaigh, a consultant in infectious diseases in St James’s Hospital in Dublin, says the death toll will continue to rise.