Six additional deaths and 265 new COVID-19 cases

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of six additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 2,086 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday 3rd December, the HPSC has been notified of 265 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 73,491 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

133 are men / 131 are women

66% are under 45 years of age

The median age is 33 years old

84 in Dublin, 28 in Louth, 27 in Limerick, 19 in Donegal, 15 in Wicklow, 15 in Galway and the remaining 77 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

Fewer than five of these are in Kerry.

The county-by-county breakdown, which is correct up to midnight on Wednesday 2 December, shows the total number of cases in Kerry since the pandemic began stands at 1,342.

That’s a reduction of two cases based on the previous day’s figures; validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of two confirmed cases.

As of 2pm today, 232 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 27 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “We are now entering an important phase in our collective efforts to suppress spread of the virus. We have made significant progress and reduced transmission in our homes and communities, but it will take a consistent individual effort from everyone to keep up that momentum in coming weeks.

“The recent stabilisation in cases that we have experienced is fragile, but it is within our grasp to maximise our protection against the spread of COVID-19. I urge you to use the public health advice on regular handwashing, social distancing and wearing of face coverings to safeguard you and your family from the devastating impact this virus can have, especially on our most vulnerable people.”

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “If you are heading out this weekend, please make every effort to keep safe. Plan ahead, meet outside where possible and keep your contacts to a minimum. Avoid crowded or poorly ventilated spaces and leave if your environment doesn’t feel safe.”

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 03 December 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

CountyToday’s cases (to midnight 03Dec2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population New Cases during last 14 days

 

Ireland26578.33727
Donegal19211.1336
Louth28162.9210
Kilkenny5148.1147
Limerick27141.1275
Monaghan1011470
Wicklow15106151
Carlow<593.153
Longford<590.537
Dublin8489.41205
Mayo<582.8108
Tipperary1082.7132
Waterford<568.980
Cavan652.540
Roscommon051.133
Laois<549.642
Cork1249.4268
Galway1549.2127
Meath049.296
Kildare848.5108
Sligo<542.728
Clare<538.746
Offaly<537.229
Kerry<535.252
Westmeath<525.923
Wexford<518.728
Leitrim<59.43

 

Ireland’s current 7-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 38.2.