Covid-19 Wednesday: 12 deaths, 379 cases

November 18th, 2020 6:59 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

'Today we sadly report over 2,000 deaths associated with Covid-19 to date in this country,' said Dr Holohan. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 12 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

There has been a total of 2,006 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Tuesday 17th November, the HPSC has been notified of 379 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 69,058* confirmed cases of Covid in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 174 are men / 203 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 36 years old
  • 116 in Dublin, 38 in Donegal, 30 in Meath, 27 in Cork, 22 in Limerick, 22 in Louth, and the remaining 124 cases are spread across all other counties.


As of 2pm today 282 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. There were 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.


Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, Department of Health, said: ‘Today we sadly report over 2,000 deaths associated with Covid-19 to date in this country. This pandemic has impacted, directly and indirectly, on families and communities all across Ireland. It is important that we continue to work together if we are to suppress this virus and protect as many people as possible. For the next two weeks, work from home, stay at home and follow public health advice.’


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 1 death. The figure of 2,006 deaths reflects this.


*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 7 confirmed cases. The figure of 69,058 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 17 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)


County Today's cases (to midnight 17NOV2020) 14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (04Nov2020 to 17NOV2020) New Cases during last 14 days

(04Nov2020 to 17NOV2020)

Ireland 379 119.9 5,708
Donegal 38 295.9 471
Limerick 22 237.0 462
Louth 22 169.1 218
Waterford 6 162.7 189
Roscommon 5 158.0 102
Westmeath <5 151.0 134
Offaly <5 144.9 113
Meath 30 134.3 262
Dublin 116 120.8 1,627
Kilkenny 11 118.9 118
Kerry 10 116.4 172
Clare 8 111.9 133
Mayo 10 111.1 145
Longford <5 110.1 45
Monaghan <5 109.1 67
Tipperary 6 106.5 170
Laois <5 99.2 84
Sligo 6 91.6 60
Cavan 8 90.6 69
Leitrim <5 87.4 28
Carlow <5 86.1 49
Kildare 16 84.5 188
Cork 27 82.0 445
Galway 17 77.1 199
Wicklow <5 62.5 89
Wexford <5 46.1 69


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