15 new Covid cases in Cavan

The HPSC has been informed of one new death related to COVID-19.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 15 additional Covid infections in Cavan.

It means that the county’s 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (266.5) is still trending above the national average, which stands at 243.0.

Neighbouring Monaghan continued to slip further down the ranking chart for counties worst impacted by the spread of the virus.

While the HPSC was informed of 12 new cases in Monaghan, the 14-day incidence rate for the county (329.1) is now lower than Offaly (431.0) which now has the highest, Dublin (343.4), and Galway (330.9).

There have 230 new cases in Dublin, 59 in Limerick, 48 in Galway, 47 in Kildare, 29 in Tipperary and the remaining 266 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

Monaghan had been top of the chart since before the start of the new year.

The HPSC has also been informed of one new death related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 4,136 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland to date.

As of midnight, Saturday, February 20, 679 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing the total number to 215,057.

Of the newly reported cases, 335 are men and 342 are women, 71% of whom are under 45 years of age

As of 8am today, 744 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 148 are in ICU. There have been 45 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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