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Coronavirus: Four Deaths And 859 Cases Confirmed

63 of the new confirmed cases are in the midlands.

Local figures:

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, all occurred in October.

There has been a total of 1,882 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday 23rd October, the HPSC has been notified of 859 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 56,108* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today;

415 are men / 441 are women

62% are under 45 years of age

The median age is 35 years old

192 in Dublin, 148 in Cork, 58 in Donegal, 55 in Galway, 54 in Meath, with 352 cases spread across 21 remaining counties.

 

As of 2pm today, 315 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 37 are in ICU. There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

 

County

 

Today’s cases

(to midnight 23OCT2020)

 

14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population

10OCT2020 to 23OCT2020)

 

New Cases during last 14 days

(10OCT2020 to 23OCT2020)

 

IRELAND

 

859

 

302.9

 

14423

 

Cavan

 

22

 

981.9

 

748

 

Meath

 

54

 

652.7

 

1273

 

Westmeath

 

14

 

448.3

 

398

 

Sligo

 

11

 

412

 

270

 

Monaghan

 

10

 

384.5

 

236

 

Galway

 

55

 

368.9

 

952

 

Cork

 

148

 

334

 

1813

 

Donegal

 

58

 

326.6

 

520

 

Wexford

 

17

 

317.9

 

476

 

Kildare

 

35

 

299.8

 

667

 

Longford

 

3

 

296

 

121

 

Limerick

 

32

 

291.4

 

568

 

Clare

 

12

 

272.7

 

324

 

Louth

 

22

 

271.6

 

350

 

Carlow

 

23

 

270.5

 

154

 

Kerry

 

40

 

269.5

 

398

 

Leitrim

 

4

 

259

 

83

 

Roscommon

 

11

 

257.2

 

166

 

Dublin

 

192

 

254.1

 

3423

 

Mayo

 

25

 

249.8

 

326

 

Laois

 

7

 

219.6

 

186

 

Offaly

 

3

 

214.2

 

167

 

Waterford

 

33

 

193.7

 

225

 

Kilkenny

 

14

 

180.4

 

179

 

Wicklow

 

7

 

143.2

 

204

 

Tipperary

 

7

 

122.8

 

196

Hand sanitiser:

The ViraPro recall has been extended to include ALL sanitation products in the range.

The company's hand sanitiser was pulled when tests showed it could cause irritation - and it's now emerged that other products in the range are not on the government's 'approved list'.

The Department of Agriculture says it's extending the recall as a precaution.

Minister Charlie McConalogue last night told the Dail that a full review is underway:

Health services:

A Professor in Immunology in Dublin says the main goal in tackling covid 19 is to protect our health services.

Two thirds of the new infections are in people under the age of 45.

Professor Rachel McLoughlin from Trinity College says if people don't stick to the rules under Level 5 we're in trouble:

Local figures:

777 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed and 7 further deaths.

63 of the cases were in the midlands,182 in Dublin, 81 in Galway, 44 in Wexford, 42 in Meath and 41 in Cork.

The 14 day incidence of the virus per 100 thousand people has increased to 306.

Westmeath has the third highest incidence rate in the country at 451, 37 new cases were reported in the county yesterday. 

Laois and Offaly both had 13 new cases, with the incidence rate in Offaly at 225 and while it's 219 in Laois. 

The Chief Medical Officer says 15 thousand people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the last two weeks.

Dr Tony Holohan is appealing to everyone to behave as if they're a close contact of a confirmed case.

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