Cavan rises up Covid charts

There have been 112 new cases confirmed in Cavan in the past two weeks.

Cavan today (Sunday) continued its rapid rise up the Covid infection charts with 15 more new confirmed cases in the county.

It is the first time there has been a double digit increase in new infections in Cavan since the turn of the year.

The 5 day moving average of new cases up to midnight, March 27, now stands at 12, with the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population at 147.

There have been 112 new cases confirmed in the county in the past two weeks.

Cavan now sits twelfth in the overall chart for Covid infection per county according to the latest daily update from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre which today was notified of 13 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the deaths reported today, 12 occurred in March. The median age of those who died was 77 years. The age range was 51-93.

There has been a total of 4,666 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland to date.

As of midnight, Saturday, March 27, the HPSC has been notified of 604 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 234,541 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today 299 are men and 298 are women, with 77% of those aged under 45 years. The median age of those newly infected is 27 years old.

Of today’s new cases, 224 are in Dublin, 45 in Donegal, 36 in Kildare, 34 in Limerick, 26 in Tipperary and the remaining 239 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 8am today, 322 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 66 are in ICU.

There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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