Friday, November 20, 2020


Less than five cases of Covid-19 have been reported in County Roscommon over the last 24 hours.

The news comes as eight deaths and 330 new cases were announced nationally by the Health Protection Surveillance this evening.

There have been 103 new cases in the county in the 14 days leading up to midnight on November 19th. County Roscommon has the fifth-highest 14-day incidence rate in the country at 159.6 per 100,000 population. The national average is 113.1.

Cases reported in neighbouring counties this evening include: Galway, 6; Mayo, 15; Sligo, 8; Leitrim, 0; Longford, 5; Westmeath, less than five; Offaly, less than five.

Roscommon’s six cases from Thursday evening’s briefing have been added to the county’s overall total, meaning that there have been 918 cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

Totals for neighbouring counties are: Galway, 2,574 (+4); Mayo, 1,360 (+8); Sligo, 716 (+2); Leitrim, 264 (+2); Longford, 622 (no change); Westmeath, 1,534 (+4) and Offaly, 1,142 (+6).

Of the cases notified today:

*171 are men and 155 are women.

*64 per cent are under 45 years of age.

*The median age is 37 years old.

*99 in Dublin, 28 in Cork, 26 in Louth, 25 in Meath, 21 in Donegal and the remaining 131 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 2 p.m. on Friday, 283 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, of which 33 are in ICU. There have been 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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