Covid-19 Tuesday: 11 deaths, 366 new cases

November 17th, 2020 6:52 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, Department of Health, said: ‘I am increasingly concerned that the positive trends we had seen recently have not been maintained.' (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 11 additional deaths related to Covid-19. All deaths reported today occurred in November.

There has been a total of 1,995 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Monday 16th November, the HPSC has been notified of 366 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 68,686* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 169 are men / 197 are women
  • 61% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 38 years old
  • 84 in Dublin, 44 in Limerick, 34 in Cork, 34 in Donegal, 24 in Roscommon and the remaining 146 cases are spread across 20 other counties.


As of 2pm today 272 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.


Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, Department of Health, said: ‘I am increasingly concerned that the positive trends we had seen recently have not been maintained. The 5-day moving average of daily cases has increased from an average of 350 cases on the 11th November to 424 today.


‘We have two weeks to continue in our efforts to drive down community transmission of this disease as much as possible. The lower the incidence the more flexibility the country will have in easing measures.’


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


*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 36 confirmed cases. The figure of 68,686 confirmed cases reflects this.



Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 16 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)


County Today's cases (to midnight 16NOV2020) 14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (03Nov2020 to 16NOV2020) New Cases during last 14 days

(03Nov2020 to 16NOV2020)

Ireland 366 121.3 5,778
Donegal 34 282.0 449
Limerick 44 241.7 471
Roscommon 24 167.3 108
Waterford 17 162.7 189
Louth 13 160.6 207
Westmeath 12 160.0 142
Offaly 6 143.7 112
Meath 12 128.7 251
Dublin 84 123.8 1,668
Kerry 5 123.2 182
Kilkenny 6 118.9 118
Mayo 8 113.4 148
Clare <5 111.9 133
Longford <5 110.1 45
Monaghan <5 109.1 67
Tipperary 18 109.1 174
Laois <5 103.9 88
Sligo <5 91.6 60
Cork 34 85.7 465
Cavan <5 85.3 65
Galway 15 84.5 218
Leitrim 0 84.3 27
Kildare 8 82.7 184
Carlow 5 82.6 47
Wicklow 5 65.3 93
Wexford <5 44.7 67


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