39 new Covid cases in Donegal as national total hits 50,000

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the Republic has risen above 50,000 for the first time.

1,031 new cases have been confirmed this evening, with no new deaths.

The total number of cases since the pandemic began now stands at 50,993, with 1,852 Covid related deaths.

There were 39 new cases confirmed in Donegal this evening, an incidence rate of 347.4 per 100,000 people.

 

Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

There has now been a total of 1,852 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Sunday, 18th October, the HPSC has been notified of 1,031 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 50,993 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 511 are men / 518 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 30 years old
  • 235 in Dublin, 232 in Cork, 60 in Galway, 47 in Limerick, 47 in Kerry, and the remaining 410 cases are spread across 21 counties.

As of 2pm today, 298 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “If you have symptoms of COVID-19, if you are waiting for a test result or if you are a confirmed case, you must self-isolate for 10 days from when you first develop symptoms. Self-isolation means staying in your room, away from other members of your household.

“If you live in a house with a confirmed case do not go to work or school. You must stay at home and restrict your movements for 14 days.”

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 18 October 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

County Today’s Cases

(to midnight 18OCT2020)

14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population

(05OCT2020 to 18OCT2020)

New Cases during last 14 days

(05OCT2020 to 18OCT2020)

NATIONAL 1,031 261.7 12,464
Cavan 31 824.4 628
Meath 35 490.1 956
Monaghan 13 364.9 224
Donegal 39 347.4 553
Sligo 30 329.6 216
Clare 32 325.7 387
Westmeath 26 318.8 283
Cork 232 308.4 1,674
Galway 60 288.3 744
Wexford 11 271.8 407
Kildare 41 255.3 568
Longford 12 254.4 104
Limerick 47 249.4 486
Kerry 47 241.0 356
Leitrim **(<5) 237.2 76
Roscommon 10 232.4 150
Dublin 235 232.3 3,130
Offaly 13 195.0 152
Laois 23 186.5 158
Louth 5 177.7 229
Carlow 11 166.9 95
Mayo 27 166.3 217
Kilkenny 8 153.2 152
Waterford 17 145.5 169
Wicklow 6 119.4 170
Tipperary 16 112.8 180