Covid-19 figures

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    A further 4 people with Covid19 have died in the Republic of Ireland.

    9 new cases have also been announced this evening.

    It brings the death toll to 1,683 while there have been 25,207 confirmed cases.

  • 5 more deaths have been confirmed this evening from Covid-19, with 322 new cases.

    In this region, there are 8 new cases in Sligo, 7 in Mayo, 5 in both Galway and Roscommon and less than 5 in Co Leitrim, which has the lowest 14-day incidence rate of the virus nationally.

    The average 14-day rate nationally is now 228 per 100,000 people - Sligo, Galway and Roscommon all have incidence rates above the national average.

    Mayo's 14-day rate is now at 214 per 100,000 people.

  • Covid-19 figures are continuing to fall across Connacht.

    Nationally, 2 further deaths were reported yesterday evening from the virus, with 542 confirmed cases.

    This includes 8 new cases in Sligo, 7 in Galway, 5 in Mayo and less than 5 in both Roscommon and Leitrim. This followed 26 new cases in Mayo reported on both Friday and Saturday evenings.

    The national 14-day incidence rate is now 175 per 100,000 people, and Sligo is the only county in Connacht with a higher than average rate, at 186 per 100,000 population.

    Mayo's 14 day rate is now at 173 - just below the national average.

  • There have been no new deaths reported today from Covid-19, but 92 more confirmed cases of the cases.

    This brings the number of confirmed cases here to over 28,200.

    Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says that, while the number of cases reported each day remains high, the situation nationally has remained relatively stable over the past week.

    However, we have seen cases of the virus in 25 of the 26 counties over the past two weeks.

     

  • The Government's new medium-term plan to deal with Covid-19 will aim to get Ireland into a 'status blue' period where the virus is surpressed.

    The Irish Times reports the plan, which was agreed at a Cabinet sub-committee yesterday, will see colour-coded statuses given to areas, depending on their levels of coronavirus.

    However a blue status will only come into effect when vaccinations or treatments are available.

    Meanwhile NPHET will discuss the recent spike in the midlands, and the clusters in meat factories at a meeting later.

    It's also likely to discuss the government's plans to ban non-essential travel from countries with high rates of the virus.

     

    Meanwhile, no new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed across Connacht over the past 24 hours.

    While one further death and 35 confirmed cases were announced nationally yesterday evening, none of the new cases were across the West.

    In Mayo, the number of confirmed cases is unchanged since last Friday at 584.

    There are 501 cases in Galway, with the last new case confirmed on Sunday.

    Roscommon has 347 confirmed cases, with 153 in Sligo and 58 in Leitrim.

     

     

     

     

  • The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says a 'worrying trend' of new clusters of Covid-19 is developing in Ireland.

    No new deaths linked to the virus have been reported to public health doctors today.

    But 24 people have tested positive in the Republic - bringing the total to 24,462.

    The pandemic death toll remains 1,735.

     

  • 188 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the Republic in the last 24 hours.

    There have been no new deaths recorded.

    76 cases of the new confirmed cases are in Dublin, with 25 in Cork, 21 in Donegal, 16 in Kildare, 13 in Galway, 7 in both Roscommon and Waterford, and the remaining 23 cases spread across 12 counties.

    The Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has once again urged people to halve the number of contacts this week, saying everyone of us doing our bit matters a great deal.

     

     

     

  • 35 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed to the National Public Health Emergency Team today.

    While one more person has died with the disease, meaning the death toll stands at 1,772.

    The majority of today's cases, 24 in total, have been linked to known outbreaks or are close contacts of another confirmed case.

    Just five have been identified as community transmission.

    Carlow is the county with the highest number of cases today with 6.

    It's followed by Clare which has reported five.

    The remaining 24 cases are spread across ten counties - none in Connacht.

     

  • One more person has died of Covid-19, bringing the death toll in the Republic of Ireland to 1,736.

    11 additional cases have been confirmed.

    The total number of confirmed cases is now 25,473.

    Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says today marks 6 months since the World Health Organisation first received reports of Covid-19, and since then there have been some 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths reported worldwide.

    He says it's very important that we keep up the national effort to reduce the impact of the disease in this country.

     

  • Over 1,300 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mayo.

    That's according to information provided at yesterday's virtual meeting of the HSE Regional Forum.

    Following a question from Castlebar Independent Councillor Michael Kilcoyne, the HSE said the total number of positive tests of Mayo residents notified to them was 1,360 as of last Friday week, 13th November.

    The HSE added that, during the first wave of Covid between mid-March and early June, there were 121 Covid-positive patients treated as in-patients at Mayo University Hospital.

     

  • The National Public Health Emergency Team says the number of Covid-19 patients in hospital is growing 'exponentially' - and is now a quarter of the way to April's peak.

    The chairman of its modelling group says an average of 13 patients are being admitted every day.

    Professor Philip Nolan says ICU admissions are also rising rapidly.

    There are currently 159 people with the virus in hospitals across the country, with 25 patients in intensive care.

    The total number of coronavirus cases passed the 40,000 mark last night, after 506 new infections were confirmed.

    Latest county by county figures show Galway has now passed the 900 mark, with 115 cases confirmed over the past week.

    Mayo is now at 681 - up over 30 cases in the past week.

    Over 50 new cases were confirmed in Co Roscommon in the past week, bringing its total to 513, with 229 cases in Sligo and 124 in Leitrim.