15 new COVID-19 cases in Galway – 482 cases nationally, 7 further deaths

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, all occurred in November.

There has been a total of 1,972 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday 12th November, the HPSC has been notified of 482 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 67,099* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:                                                           

  • 238 are men / 244 are women
  • 61% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 35 years old
  • 128 in Dublin, 45 in Cork, 43 in Waterford, 24 in Donegal, 24 in Meath, 36 in Limerick and the remaining 182 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 2pm today, 258 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 35 are in ICU. 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The increase in case numbers of COVID-19 today is an important reminder of the unpredictable nature of this highly infectious disease. The hard work undertaken by all of us over the last three weeks is to be commended, but we must not allow our success to date let us drop our guard against the spread of this disease.

“We need to hold firm to the public health advice: keep 2m distance, wash our hands, wear face coverings where appropriate and limit ourselves to essential contacts from our own household. If we can keep up high levels of compliance, we can get to where we need to be on the 1st December.”

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

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*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 15 confirmed cases. The figure of 67,099 confirmed cases reflects this.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 12 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

County Today’s cases (to midnight 12NOV2020) 14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (30OCT2020 to 12NOV2020) New Cases during last 14 days (30OCT2020 to 12NOV2020)
Ireland 482 129.2 6,154
Donegal 24 270.7 431
Limerick 36 196.5 383
Roscommon 6 161.1 104
Meath 24 152.8 298
Westmeath 13 151.0 134
Louth 17 149.0 192
Sligo 5 145.0 95
Mayo 15 144.8 189
Waterford 43 142.0 165
Dublin 128 138.2 1,862
Laois ** (<5) 131.1 111
Kilkenny 6 129.0 128
Monaghan 13 128.7 79
Kerry 9 128.6 190
Longford 5 122.3 50
Tipperary 9 117.2 187
Offaly 16 110.3 86
Cork 45 109.1 592
Cavan 9 107.6 82
Clare 8 104.4 124
Carlow ** (<5) 103.6 59
Galway 15 86.8 224
Kildare 17 85.4 190
Wicklow 6 71.6 102
Leitrim ** (<5) 62.4 20
Wexford 6 51.4 77

The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on 3 July 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population.

News – Galway Bay FM