Roscommon is one of nine counties to record six cases of Covid-19 or less over the last 24 hours.
While the county still has the third highest 14-day incidence rate (161.1) of the virus in the country behind Donegal and Limerick, case numbers have stablised (12 cases over the past 48 hours) after 18 cases were reported on Wednesday.
The corresponding national 14-day incidence rate is 129.2.
In the last two weeks, there have been 104 cases of Covid-19 in the county.
This evening’s figures for neighbouring counties are: Galway, 15; Mayo, 15; Sligo, 5; Leitrim, less than 5; Westmeath, 13; Longford, 5; Offaly, 16.
Thursday evening’s six cases were added to the county’s overall total, meaning that County Roscommon has recorded 853 cases since the pandemic began.
Totals for neighbouring counties are: Galway, 2,472 (+27); Mayo, 1,302 (+2); Sligo, 701 (+7); Leitrim, 245 (+3); Westmeath, 1,485 (+10); Longford, 608 (+3), and Offaly, 1,089 (+9).
This evening, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of seven additional deaths and 482 new cases of Covid-19.
There have been 1,972 Covid-19 related dates and 67,099 cases since the pandemic began.
Of today’s cases:
*238 are men and 244 are women.
*61 per cent are under 45 years of age
*The median age is 35 years old.
*128 cases are in Dublin, 45 in Cork, 43 in Waterford, 36 in Limerick, 24 in Donegal, 24 in Meath, and the remaining 182 cases are spread across 20 other counties.
As of 2 p.m. today, 258 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, of which 35 are in ICU. There have been 12 additional patients admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours.
“The increase in case numbers of Covid-19 today is an important reminder of the unpredictable nature of this highly infectious disease. The hard work undertaken by all of us over the last three weeks is to be commended, but we must not allow our success to date let us drop our guard against the spread of this disease.
“We need to hold firm to the public health advice — keep two-metre distance, wash our hands, wear face coverings where appropriate and limit ourselves to essential contacts from our own household.
“If we can keep up high levels of compliance, we can get to where we need to be on December 1st,” said Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr. Tony Holohan.