New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Nationally; 31 In Clare

Joanna Estrada
October 17, 2020

There have been 1,276 new cases and eight further deaths confirmed by the Department of Health today.

There has now been a total of 1,849 Covid related deaths in Ireland since the beginning of the pandemic, while there has been 48,678 confirmed cases.

As for the spread of the disease, NPHET says that as of midnight Thursday, 15 October, the HPSC has been notified of 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of the cases confirmed today, 644 are men and 631 are women.

Galway had the 4th highest number of new infections yesterday, behind Meath, Cork and Dublin.

The remaining 554 cases are spread across 21 counties.

NPHET has also released data on the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in the last 14 days.

Galway records highest number of daily of Covid-19 cases to date
Covid-19 continues to spread in Longford as deaths and national incidence shows no slowing

There have been 442 cases in the county since February.

There are now 260 confirmed cases in hospitals across the country, with 30 confirmed cases in the ICU.

Two people have sadly passed away in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 610 people.

It is the second time in recent weeks that health officials have recommended a strict lockdown, amid continuing increases in coronavirus cases and associated hospitalisations. "Right now, we need everyone to cut their social contacts to an absolute minimum", said Dr Tony Holohan this evening.

Figures for Longford and neighbouring counties on Wednesday, October 14.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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