Covid: County has fifth highest incidence rate

24 cases in Tuesday – but welcome fall on Wednesday

 

There were five confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Co. Roscommon yesterday (Wednesday) representing a significant drop in cases from the previous day’s total of 24.

Roscommon now has the fifth highest 14-day incidence rate in the country – at 158.0 – following confirmation that there were 102 new cases in the county from November 4th to 17th.

Nationally, there were a further 379 new cases of the virus and twelve further deaths, which brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began to over 2,000. There have now been 2,006 deaths and 69,058 cases.

As of 2 pm on Wednesday afternoon, 282 patients were being treated for Covid-19 in Irish hospitals including 33 in ICU. There had been a further 24 hospitalisations in the previous 24 hours.

Speaking following yesterday’s announcement, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan said: “Today we sadly report over 2,000 deaths associated with Covid-19 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”.