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19 further cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Louth

19 further cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Louth

The number of Covid-19 cases confirmed in Louth increased by a further 19 in the latest figures published by the National Public Health Emergency Team last night.

This brings to 2,153 the total number of cases in the county as of midnight on Monday November 30th.

There have now been 236 new cases in the county in the last 14 days with the 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 population now standing at 183.1. This remains the second highest nationally and is well above the national average of 87.

Only Donegal (211.1) has a higher 14-day incidence rate than Louth.

There has been a total of 2,069 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Monday 30 November, the HPSC has been notified of 269 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has now been a total of 72,798 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified yesterday:

  • 133 are men and 133 are women
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 35 years old
  • 73 in Dublin, 20 in Kilkenny, 20 in Limerick, 19 in Louth, 19 in Tipperary and the remaining 118 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 2pm yesterday, 224 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 31 are in ICU. There have been 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The hard work and sacrifices that have been made by people over the last 6 weeks to suppress COVID-19 means that we are now in a position to reopen non-essential retail and to travel within our counties.

“It is up to every person, individually, to remain vigilant to the spread of this disease, to assess the risk that is involved in any social activity. We need to keep the public health advice at the centre of our minds and do not have visitors to our homes, outside of any necessary visitors in a support bubble, until the 18th of December.

“Each one of us has a role in shaping the national picture on COVID-19 in the coming weeks. It is vital that you keep hand washing, wear face coverings and keep a 2m distance from each other, to protect public health, to protect vital public services and to give us the best chance to continue to minimise the spread of the disease.”