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Coronavirus: Six Further Deaths, 456 New Cases Confirmed

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

6:02 PM - 14 Nov 2020



There have been 456 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

There have been six further deaths associated with the virus in the past 24 hours.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 67,526, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 1,978.

The numbers are reflective of the denotification of 29 confirmed cases of the virus.

Of the latest cases, 69% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 33 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 151 are in Dublin, 38 in Limerick, 27 in Cork, 27 in Donegal, 27 in Galway and the remaining 186 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

210 are men and 246 are women.

As of 2pm today, 254 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 11 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 32 are in ICU.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 130.2, up from 129.2 yesterday.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said: “Analysis of today’s data shows the five-day moving average of case numbers has increased from 354 to 392.

"We have seen higher numbers in recent days than we expected based on the encouraging trends of the last three weeks.

"We are concerned that this progress is at risk."

He added: "We have to remember that the virus is still very active in the community and we cannot let our guard slip.

"NPHET will continue to monitor the situation closely over the coming days.

“We all need to focus on what we can do to stop the spread of this disease; wash our hands regularly, wear a face covering, keep our distance from others, avoid crowds, limit our social network, know the symptoms, self-isolate and contact a GP if we have them.

"Stay at home and restrict our movements if you are a close contact of a confirmed case."

Main image: Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie



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