Covid-19 Wednesday: 5 deaths, 1,095 more cases

October 14th, 2020 6:16 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

As of 8am today, 653 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 46 are in ICU.(Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

There has been a total of 1,835 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Tuesday 13th October the HPSC has been notified of 1,095 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 45,243* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 529 are men / 552 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 31 years old
  • 246 in Dublin, 185 in Meath,128 in Cavan, 118 in Cork, 63 in Kildare and the remaining 342 cases are spread across all remaining counties.


As of 2pm today 232 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 30 are in ICU. 9 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.


Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, Department of Health said: ‘Today, we again report a daily new confirmed case figure over 1,000. This situation is extremely concerning. Every single one of us has a role to play.


‘We each need to reduce contact with other people as much as possible, so that means staying at home, working from home where possible, practicing physical distancing and stopping discretionary socialising.’


Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, Department of Health said: ‘People must now make choices. Stop meeting up in groups, stop socialising, stop organising play dates, parties and other social activities. People must recognise that the disease is a direct threat to themselves and their families. Now is the time for each of us to act.’

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 11 confirmed cases. The figure of 45,243 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 13 October 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)


County Today’s Cases

(to midnight 13/10/20)

14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population

(14 days to midnight 13/10/20)


New Cases during last 14 days

(14 days to midnight 13/10/20)

NATIONAL 1,095* 190.7 9,079
Cavan 128 571.0 435
Monaghan 31 360.0 221
Donegal 29 353.7 563
Clare 22 307.2 365
Meath 185 299.9 585
Cork 118 209.4 1,137
Sligo 14 207.5 136
Limerick 28 192.4 375
Roscommon 8 189.0 122
Kildare 63 188.3 419
Dublin 246 185.4 2,498
Longford <5 181.0 74
Wexford 23 174.3 261
Galway 50 174.0 449
Westmeath 9 171.2 152
Louth 56 153.6 198
Kerry 14 153.0 226
Leitrim <5 146.7 47
Offaly <5 142.4



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