Wednesday, November 18, 2020

There has been a drop in the number of cases of Covid-19 in county Roscommon in the past 24 hours, latest figures from the Department of Health have revealed.

There was good news for Roscommon this evening as confirmed cases were significantly down on yesterday. Five new Covid-19 cases in the county were notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in the 24 hours leading up to midnight yesterday, Tuesday, November 17th. The figure is welcome news after 24 new cases were announced last night.

The most recent 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 was the fifth highest in the country, standing at 158.0, with 102 new cases confirmed in the 14 days leading up to November 17th. The national 14-day incidence rate is 119.9.

In Roscommon, there have now been a total of 904 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. This figure is from midnight Monday, November 16th and includes the 24 cases announced yesterday.

In the adjoining counties, this evening less than five new cases were reported in Leitrim; 17 in Galway; six in Sligo; 10 in Mayo, less than five in Westmeath, Longford and Offaly.

Nationally 379 additional cases and 12 further deaths were announced this evening. There has now been a total of 2,006 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland, and 69,058 confirmed cases.

As of 2pm today, Wednesday, November 18th, 282 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. There have been 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours

Of the cases notified today:

  • 174 are men and 203 are women

  • 64% are under 45 years of age

  • the median age is 36 years old

  • 116 in Dublin, 38 in Donegal, 30 in Meath, 27 in Cork, 22 in Limerick, 22 in Louth, and the remaining 124 cases are spread across all other counties

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

“Today we sadly report over 2,000 deaths associated with Covid-19 to date in this country. This pandemic has impacted, directly and indirectly, on families and communities all across Ireland.

“It is important that we continue to work together if we are to suppress this virus and protect as many people as possible. For the next two weeks, work from home, stay at home and follow public health advice.”

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