Friday, February 19, 2021

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health.

 

 

There have been 77 cases of Covid-19 reported in County Roscommon over the last two weeks, with less than five cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

Roscommon still has one of the lowest 14-day incidence rates per 100,000 population across the country, with a rate of 119.3, compared to the national rate of 246.9. Only Cork, Kilkenny and Kerry have lower incidence rates of the virus

Cases in neighbouring counties over the last 24 hours were: Galway, 84; Mayo, 23; Sligo, 7; Leitrim 5; Westmeath, 18; Longford, 11; Offaly, 23.

Nationally, a further 763 cases of Covid-19 and 28 deaths were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency team this evening.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland now stands at 4,109, while there have been 213,400 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.

Of this evening’s cases:

*370 are men, 388 are women

*72 per cent are under 45 years of age

*The median age is 30 years old

*251 cases are in Dublin, 84 are in Galway, 57 are in Kildare, 47 are in Limerick, 42 are in Waterford and the remaining 282 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 8 a.m. on Friday, there were 754 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, of which 151 are in ICU.

As of February 16th, 293,752 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland. 187,893 people have received their first dose, and 105,859 people have received their second dose.

“The past year has been very difficult for people and we still have a way to go. Incidence remains very high and we cannot drop our guard.

“But better days are in sight. People continue to respond to public health advice and act in solidarity with one another. We have a dedicated and committed health workforce and we are learning more about this disease all the time. We now have three very safe and effective vaccines being rolled out and supply should increase very substantially over the coming weeks.

“Please continue in your efforts as we seek to ensure that as many people as possible can benefit from vaccination,” said Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr. Ronan Glynn.

 

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