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Covid-19 Tuesday: 8 deaths, 329 new cases

December 15th, 2020 6:03 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

As of 2pm today, 196 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 31 are in ICU. There were 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

There has been a total of 2,134 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Monday 14th December, the HPSC has been notified of 329 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 76,776 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 162 are men / 166 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 37 years old
  • 86 in Dublin, 41 in Louth, 34 in Donegal, 25 in Limerick, 17 in Kildare and the remaining 126 cases are spread across another 20 counties.

 

As of 2pm today, 196 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 31 are in ICU. There were 13 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.

 

 

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

 

County Today's cases (to midnight 14Dec2020) 14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (to 14Dec2020) New Cases during last 14 days

(to 14Dec2020)

Ireland 329 84.7 4032
Donegal 34 236.8 377
Louth 41 192.4 248
Kilkenny 12 191.5 190
Carlow 7 165.1 94
Longford <5 132.1 54
Limerick 25 128.8 251
Monaghan 11 128.7 79
Cavan 12 119.5 91
Mayo 9 108 141
Laois 5 100.4 85
Wicklow <5 97.6 139
Dublin 86 92.7 1249
Waterford 5 78.3 91
Offaly 6 70.5 55
Tipperary <5 70.2 112
Kildare 17 64.3 143
Meath 10 62.5 122
Sligo <5 48.8 32
Wexford 12 48.8 73
Galway <5 48.4 125
Roscommon <5 43.4 28
Westmeath 8 36 32
Kerry 8 32.5 48
Cork 7 25.2 137
Leitrim 0 25 8
Clare <5 23.6 28

 

The 5-day moving average of cases is 316.

 

The 7-day incidence rate is 44.4 per 100,000 of population.

 

  • To watch or listen to the Southern Star Coronavirus Podcast, please search ‘Coronavirus Podcast’ at the top right of this page or see the Southern Star on YouTube. This week’s podcast is a books special, called The Best Book I Read This Year. Presented by Star journalists Emma Connolly and Siobhán Cronin, guests sharing their book choices include Brian O’Donovan and Jacqui Hurley from RTÉ, film producer David Puttnam, authors Carol Drinkwater and Bibi Baskin, TD Michael Collins, former TD Jim Daly, and many more. And this week's music is a lovely tribute song to singer Kirsty MacColl, whose anniversary takes place at this time of year.

 

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