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Coronavirus: 1 Death, 378 New Cases Reported Today

National news update on Sunday 15th September 2020.

Latest figures:

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 1,979 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Saturday 14th November, the HPSC has been notified of 378 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 67,903* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:               

                                            

  • 186 are men / 190 are women
  • 63% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 38 years old
  • 124 in Dublin, 34 in Donegal, 23 in Louth, 19 in Cork, 19 in Limerick and the remaining 159 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

 

As of 2pm today, 249 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 31 are in ICU. 5 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

 

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The average daily 5 day case count is rising and is now over 400 per day. This is a worrying development which has persisted for the last few days. We are seeing a number of things which concern us. There are examples of small numbers of people congregating for social purposes and simply ignoring the important public health messages. They are putting our collective progress at risk.

 

“We are also seeing number of outbreaks across the country. These include outbreaks in association with funerals. We understand that this is a difficult time for families but it is really important that we do everything we can to avoid the circumstances which promote transmission of the virus.

 

“There have also been outbreaks associated with workplace settings. As we head into a new working week, we need stay at home other than for essential reasons and for personal exercise within 5km. Anyone who can work from home, should work from home.”

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 1 confirmed case. The figure of 67,903 confirmed cases reflects this.

 

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

 

County

 

Today's cases (to midnight 14NOV2020)

 

14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (01Nov2020 to 14NOV2020)

 

New Cases during last 14 days (01Nov2020 to 14NOV2020)

 

Ireland

 

378

 

126.9

 

6041

 

Donegal

 

34

 

275.8

 

439

 

Limerick

 

19

 

201.6

 

393

 

Westmeath

 

11

 

170.1

 

151

 

Roscommon

 

12

 

165.8

 

107

 

Waterford

 

18

 

154.9

 

180

 

Louth

 

23

 

152.9

 

197

 

Meath

 

5

 

144.1

 

281

 

Dublin

 

124

 

140.3

 

1891

 

Offaly

 

17

 

137.2

 

107

 

Laois

 

8

 

131.1

 

111

 

Kilkenny

 

5

 

130

 

129

 

Kerry

 

12

 

129.3

 

191

 

Monaghan

 

<5

 

123.8

 

76

 

Mayo

 

<5

 

115.7

 

151

 

Sligo

 

<5

 

111.4

 

73

 

Longford

 

<5

 

110.1

 

45

 

Cavan

 

6

 

103.7

 

79

 

Tipperary

 

<5

 

102.2

 

163

 

Clare

 

<5

 

93.4

 

111

 

Carlow

 

<5

 

93.1

 

53

 

Cork

 

19

 

91.2

 

495

 

Kildare

 

14

 

89

 

198

 

Galway

 

15

 

86

 

222

 

Leitrim

 

<5

 

78

 

25

 

Wicklow

 

10

 

69.5

 

99

 

Wexford

 

9

 

49.4

 

74

 

 

The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on 3 July 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population.

 

Northern Ireland:

472 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the North today. 

There has also been 9 further deaths confirmed by the department of health there, 2 of these deaths were outside the 24 hour period. 

There are currently 415 patients with Covid-19 in hospital in Northern Ireland. 

49 patients with the virus are in ICU. 

HSPC: 

The head of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre says a move to Level 5 restrictions has protected hospital services from being overwhelmed this winter.

249 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital, after five new admissions over the past 24 hours, while 33 people are in ICUs.

Dr John Cuddihy says despite a recent rise in Covid-19 infections, the overall trends with the virus remain good

Christmas:

The founder of a company creating one of the Covid-19 vaccines says we'll have a normal winter next year if a high vaccination rate is achieved by autumn.

Professor Ugur Sahin is behind BioNTech, which along with Pfizer, has created a jab shown to be 90 percent effective against the virus.

Speaking to the BBC, Professor Sahin says our return to normality depends on uptake of the vaccine:

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