Covid transmission rate in Donegal still the highest in the country and more than twice the national average 

Covid-19 Saturday evening update: Donegal has 27 additional cases; 434 over the last two weeks

Covid transmission rate in Donegal still the highest in the country and more than twice the national average 

There were 27 additional cases in Donegal, figures released this evening indicate.  The 14-Day incidence rate of 272.6 per 100,000 population, means that the transmission rate in Donegal is more than twice the national average of 130.2. 

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the deaths reported today, all occurred in November. 

There has been a total of 1,978 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday 13th November, the HPSC has been notified of 456 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 67,526* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:                                                             

210 are men / 246 are women
69% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 33 years old
151 in Dublin, 38 in Limerick, 27 in Cork, 27 in Donegal, 27 in Galway and the remaining 186 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 2pm today, 254 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 32 are in ICU. 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Analysis of today’s data shows the 5-day moving average of case numbers has increased from 354 to 392. We have seen higher numbers in recent days than we expected based on the encouraging trends of the last three weeks. We are concerned that this progress is at risk. We have to remember that the virus is still very active in the community and we cannot let our guard slip. NPHET will continue to monitor the situation closely over the coming days.

“We all need to focus on what we can do to stop the spread of this disease; wash our hands regularly, wear a face covering, keep our distance from others, avoid crowds, limit our social network, know the symptoms, self-isolate and contact a GP if we have them. Stay at home and restrict our movements if you are a close contact of a confirmed case."

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

 

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