Seven additional Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the Republic this evening, with 482 new cases identified. 24 of the new cases were in Donegal.
Of the deaths reported today, all occurred in November.
That brings the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 67,099, with 1,972 Covid related deaths.
Donegal's incidence rate is now 270.7 per 100,000 people, compared to the national rate of 129.
Donegal's rate is still the highest in the country, and the only one above 200.
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, all occurred in November.
There has been a total of 1,972 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Thursday 12th November, the HPSC has been notified of 482 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 67,099* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 238 are men / 244 are women
- 61% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 35 years old
- 128 in Dublin, 45 in Cork, 43 in Waterford, 24 in Donegal, 24 in Meath, 36 in Limerick and the remaining 182 cases are spread across 20 other counties.
As of 2pm today, 258 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 35 are in ICU. 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The increase in case numbers of COVID-19 today is an important reminder of the unpredictable nature of this highly infectious disease. The hard work undertaken by all of us over the last three weeks is to be commended, but we must not allow our success to date let us drop our guard against the spread of this disease.
“We need to hold firm to the public health advice: keep 2m distance, wash our hands, wear face coverings where appropriate and limit ourselves to essential contacts from our own household. If we can keep up high levels of compliance, we can get to where we need to be on the 1st December.”
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 15 confirmed cases. The figure of 67,099 confirmed cases reflects this.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 12 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today's cases (to midnight 12NOV2020)||14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (30OCT2020 to 12NOV2020)||New Cases during last 14 days (30OCT2020 to 12NOV2020)|