14 day incidence rate still highest in the country

There has been a total of 1,849 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland to date, and as of midnight Friday, October 16, the HPSC has been notified of 1,276 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Cavan still has the highest 14-day Covid incidence rate per 100,000 population, despite seeing a marked drop in new cases today.

According to the latest Health Protection Surveillance Centre, up to midnight of October 16, there were 27 more infections confirmed in the county.

It brings to total 578 the number of new cases confirmed in Cavan in the past fortnight, with a rate per 100,000 population of 758.8 and a five day moving average of 64.2.

According to the HPSC update there have been eight additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of these, one occurred in June, 2 in September and 5 in October.

There has been a total of 1,849 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland to date, and as of midnight Friday, October 16, the HPSC has been notified of 1,276 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 48,678 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today, some 644 are men and 631 are women, with 69% of those aged under 45 years.

The median age of those new infections is 31 years old.

Of the 1,276 new cases 278 are in Dublin, 149 in Cork, 108 in Meath, 107 in Galway, 80 in Wexford, and the remaining 554 cases are spread across 21 counties.

As of 2pm today 260 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalised, of which 30 are in ICU.

There have been 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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