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COVID-19: One Further Death, 378 New Cases In Ireland

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

5:38 PM - 15 Nov 2020



There have been 378 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

There has been one further death associated with the virus in the past 24 hours.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 67,903, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 1,979.

The numbers are reflective of the denotification of one confirmed case of the virus.

Of the latest cases, 63% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 38 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 124 are in Dublin, 34 in Donegal, 23 in Louth, 19 in Cork, 19 in Limerick and the remaining 159 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

186 are men and 190 are women.

As of 2pm today, 294 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after five new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 31 are in ICU.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 126.9.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said: “The average daily five-day case count is rising and is now over 400 per day.

"This is a worrying development which has persisted for the last few days. We are seeing a number of things which concern us.

"There are examples of small numbers of people congregating for social purposes and simply ignoring the important public health messages.

"They are putting our collective progress at risk."

He added: “We are also seeing a number of outbreaks across the country. These include outbreaks in association with funerals.

"We understand that this is a difficult time for families but it is really important that we do everything we can to avoid the circumstances which promote transmission of the virus.

“There have also been outbreaks associated with workplace settings.

"As we head into a new working week, we need to stay at home other than for essential reasons and for personal exercise within 5km. Anyone who can work from home, should work from home.”

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



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