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A further 21 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland today (Sunday)

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There has been 390 new confirmed cases and a further 21 deaths in Ireland – tragically bringing the overall number of COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland to 158.

There are now 4,994 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

There’s been an increase of just one diagnosed case here in Kerry which today stands at 85.

According to The Health Protection Surveillance Centre today (Sunday), of the 21 patients who have died:

  • 17 deaths are located in the east, two in the south, two in the west of the country
  • The patients included nine females and 12 males
  • 12 patients were reported as having underlying health conditions
  • Median age of today’s reported deaths is 81

The HSE is now working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

“This past week has proven that the nation is working hard, together, by staying at home to flatten the curve,” Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said.

“If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 you need to self-isolate and phone your GP. I ask that everyone inform themselves on what to do in the instance they develop symptoms, as well as how to maintain their health and well-being. Support and guidance is available on gov.ie/healthand HSE.

Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Friday, April 3 (4,443 cases), reveals:

  • 47% are male and 53% are female, with 236 clusters involving 903 cases
  • Median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 1,203 cases (27%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 165 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 1,163 cases (26%) are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 2,490 (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 343 cases (8%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact accounts for 24%, travel abroad accounts for 13%

 

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

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Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

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