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COVID-19: 1,283 New Cases, Three Additional Deaths

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:01 18 Oct 2020


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There has been a record number of coronavirus cases recorded in Ireland.

There have been 1,283 new confirmed cases of the virus, and three additional deaths.

This brings the total number of deaths to 1,852 and 49,962 confirmed cases.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 651 are women / 628 are men
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 31 years old

Some 408 of the cases are in Dublin, 156 in Cork, 88 in Kildare, 80 in Meath and 55 in Limerick.

The remaining 496 cases are spread across 21 counties.

As of 2.00pm, 277 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalised - 33 of which are in ICUs.

There have also been 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Data shows Cavan remains the county with the highest 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population.

This is followed by Meath, Monaghan, Donegal and Clare.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 17 Oct 2020). Incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population. Source: HPSC

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