Covid-19 Thursday: 6 deaths, 866 new cases

October 29th, 2020 5:57 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Of the new cases, 242 are in Dublin, 166 in Cork, 56 in Donegal, 54 in Galway, and 44 are in Meath. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

There has been a total of 1,902 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Wednesday 28th October, the HPSC has been notified of 866 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 60,297 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 428 are men / 438 are women
  • 63% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 35 years old
  • 242 in Dublin, 166 in Cork, 56 in Donegal, 54 in Galway, 44 in Meath and the remaining 304 cases are spread across another 20 counties.


As of 2pm today 328 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 43 are in ICU. 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, Department of Health, said: ‘It is vitally important that if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that you self-isolate and phone your GP for further advice.’

‘Self-isolate means stay in your room and avoid contact with other members of your household. Doing this will protect those you live with by interrupting the chain of transmission.’

‘I again appeal to everyone to behave as though you are a close contact. Stay at home, other than for essential reasons.’

The Covid-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit payment is for workers and the self-employed who cannot work in the short term because they have been medically certified to self-isolate or are ill due to COVID-19. More details are available here.

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


Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 28 October 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)


County Today’s cases

(to midnight 28OCT2020)

14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population

(15OCT2020 to 28OCT2020)

New Cases during last 14 days

(15OCT2020 to 28OCT2020)

IRELAND 866 292.1 13,907
Cavan 19 753.5 574
Meath 44 561.9 1,096
Westmeath 10 404.4 359
Sligo 7 401.3 263
Galway 54 354.6 915
Cork 166 331.4 1,799
Carlow 6 323.2 184
Donegal 56 317.2 505
Monaghan 6 309.5 190
Limerick 35 307.3 599
Louth 25 295.6 381
Kildare 32 290.3 647
Longford 5 281.4 115
Kerry 21 270.8 400
Wexford 29 258.5 387
Clare 20 255.0 303
Dublin 242 253.5 3,415
Mayo 10 246.7 322
Roscommon <5 232.4 150
Laois 11 230.2 195
Waterford 24 228.1 265
Offaly 10 224.5 175
Leitrim <5 174.8 56
Kilkenny 5 170.3 169
Wicklow 11 148.1 211
Tipperary 15 145.4 232


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