There have been 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 across the Republic of Ireland over the past 24 hours, of which seven have been in County Roscommon.
The corresponding figures for the other Connacht counties are: Galway (75), Sligo (34), Mayo (26), Leitrim (18), meaning that Roscommon has recorded the lowest number of cases in the province since yesterday evening’s briefing.
The county’s 14-day incidence is now the 15th highest in the country at 196.8 per 100,000, having been as high as fourth less than two weeks ago. The national average is 217.9 per 100,000.
The county has recorded 127 cases in the last 14 days up until midnight on October 14th.
Thursday’s 21 cases have been added to the county’s overall total, meaning that there have been 591 cases of Covid in the county since the pandemic began. This evening’s seven cases will be added on Saturday (tomorrow) evening.
This evening, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of three additional deaths alongside 1,000 new cases of Covid-19.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 1,841 Covid-related death in Ireland, while there have been 47,427 cases of the virus here.
Of the cases notified today:
*478 are men and 520 are women.
*71 per cent are under 45 years of age.
*The median age is 31 years old.
*254 are in Dublin, 102 in Meath, 88 in Cork, 81 in Cavan, 75 in Galway, and the remaining 400 cases are spread across 20 counties.
*As of 2 p.m. today, 246 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, of which 30 are in ICU. There have been 13 additional hospitalisations over the past 24 hours.
“Case numbers are continuing to rise. Right now, we need everyone to cut their social contacts to an absolute minimum. Every time you physically interact with another person, you are providing an opportunity for the virus to spread,” said Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan.