Saturday, October 17, 2020

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan.

Eight further deaths and 1,276 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported this evening. In Roscommon, nine new cases have been recorded. The county’s 14-day incidence rate now stands at 199.9. In the 14 days up to October 15th a total of 129 cases have been recorded in the county. The county’s five-day average moving average is 9.6. Roscommon has now dropped to 15th in the 14-day incidence table down from a high of fourth position last week.  The total number of cases for the county is recorded at 607 when today’s nine cases are factored in.

In neighbouring Leitrim, less than five cases have been recorded, but it’s 14-day incidence rate is above Roscommon’s at 218.4. Sligo has recorded 15 new cases, Westmeath 41, Longford 18 and Mayo 16.


Northern Ireland has recorded 1,031 new Covid-19 cases and two more deaths.

The confirmed number of cases in hospital and intensive care units (ICUs) remains steady despite the recent upsurge in Covid-19 cases.

As of 2 p.m. today there were 260 people in hospital as a result of Covid-19, according to the HSE. The number of people in ICU has also remained steady over the last week with 30 people in intensive care units as of 2 p.m. today. There were 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours. There was one admission and one discharge from ICUs. There are currently 31 ICU beds available across the system.

There are currently 31 patients with Covid-19 in Cavan General Hospital, 23 in Cork University Hospital and 19 in Tallaght.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 644 are men / 631 are women
  • 69% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 278 in Dublin, 149 in Cork, 108 in Meath, 107 in Galway, 80 in Wexford, and the remaining 554 cases are spread across 21 counties.



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