Incidence rate of Covid in Cavan continues to rise

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has today been notified of one additional death related to COVID-19 and 539 confirmed new cases of the virus.

The figures, which are up to date as of midnight on Sunday, March 28, include 14 new cases in County Cavan and less than five in neighbouring County Monaghan.

The five-day rolling average of confirmed new cases in County Cavan now stands at 13 per day; while it is just two per day in County Monaghan.

The 14-day incidence rate for the Breffni County has climbed to 157.5 cases per 100,000 of population. That translates to 120 confirmed new cases in County Cavan in the two-week period up to midnight on March 28.

The national average is 163.7/100K.

County Monaghan has only seen 28 positive test results over the same fortnightly period. It makes for an incidence rate of 45.6 cases per 100,000 of population, well below the national average.

There have been been a total of 4,667 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland and 235,078 confirmed cases of of the virus since it was first confirmed here on February 29, 2020.

Of the cases notified today:

- 288 are men / 249 are women

- 73% are under 45 years of age

- The median age is 32 years old

Almost half of the latest cases, 262, are in Dublin; 32 are in Kildare, 30 in Westmeath, 26 in Galway, 21 each in Meath and Offaly; while the remaining 147 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 8am today, 331 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, 70 of which are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Vaccine roll-out

Meanwhile, as of March 26, 2021, 786,569 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

- 567,023 people have received their first dose

- 219,546 people have received their second dose

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