No new deaths due to Covid-19, 11 new cases 2 weeks ago

No new deaths due to Covid-19, 11 new cases

No Covid-19 deaths in the last 48 hours.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has announced that no people have died due to Covid-19 in Ireland over the last 24 hours. Ireland's official death toll for Covid-19 remains at 1,764.

Additionally, 11 new cases of the virus have been confirmed to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. There have now been  25,892 confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland.

The NPHET also shared statistics relating to recent cases of the illness, which show a median age of patient at 11 years younger than the median age during earlier stages of lockdown.

  • Males 52% / Females 47%
  • Median age is 37 years old; 58% of these cases were between 25 – 55 years old.
  • 23 counties reported new cases; Dublin 62%, Kildare 10%, Cork 4% & Meath 4%
  • 9% of these cases were travel related, 34% were close contacts of a confirmed case and 32% are reported as community transmission.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, noted that "fortunately, the number of cases reported last week (124) were fewer than the week before (143).

"This demonstrates the power of individual action to change the course of COVID-19 in our country. We are each other’s best defence. We know what works - through solidarity, ongoing vigilance and commitment to public health measures we can all play our part in stemming the spread of this virus."

Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and Integrated Care Lead, HSE said: "Coming into the winter season we strongly recommend that all healthcare workers get the influenza vaccination to protect themselves, families and patients in what will be a challenging winter."