Ireland

Government facing ‘uphill battle’ to secure high uptake of Covid-19 vaccine

Galway bay fm newsroom – There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

There has been a total of 1,882 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Saturday 24th October, the HPSC has been notified of 1,025 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 57,128* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

As of 2pm today, 315 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU. There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “If you’re a confirmed case, have had a test or have symptoms ofCOVID-19, you must self-isolate for 10 days. If you live with a case or have been told you’re a close contact, you must restrict your movements for 14 days. Everyone else should stay at home, unless for essential reasons or for exercise within 5km of where you live.”

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Note for Editors:

*Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 57,128 confirmed cases reflects this.

For more information on self-isolation from the HSE, click here. Watch a video on how and when to self-isolate with Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan here.

For more information on restricting your movements from the HSE, click here. Watch a video on how and when to restrict your movements with Deputy Chief Medical Office Dr Heather Burns here.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 24 October 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

CountyToday’s cases(to midnight 24OCT2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population(11OCT2020 to 24OCT2020)New Cases during last 14 days(11OCT2020 to 24OCT2020)
IRELAND1,025307.514,644
Cavan23966.2736
Meath50657.31,282
Westmeath16445.0395
Sligo22427.3280
Monaghan19374.7230
Galway77373.6964
Cork147347.61,887
Donegal53322.3513
Wexford15313.2469
Kildare54303.4675
Limerick45295.0575
Kerry41291.8431
Carlow16291.6166
Louth25285.5368
Longford9281.4115
Roscommon13274.2177
Clare21264.3314
Dublin255256.93,461
Mayo16246.0321
Leitrim<5243.478
Laois19232.6197
Offaly15224.5175
Waterford22204.9238
Kilkenny8175.3174
Wicklow16146.0208
Tipperary26134.8215

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

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