COVID-19: No Further Deaths, 3...


COVID-19: No Further Deaths, 301 New Cases In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:00 6 Dec 2020

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There have been 301 new confirmed cases and no new COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There is now a total of 74,246 confirmed cases and 2,099 related deaths here.

This includes the denotification of three confirmed cases.

Of the cases notified on today:

  • 133 are men / 168 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 32-years-old

Some 119 cases are in Dublin, 32 in Donegal, 16 in Cork, 13 in Kildare and 13 in Kilkenny.

The remaining 108 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

As of 2.00pm today, 231 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised - of which 28 are in ICU.

There have been eight additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

While figures show that Donegal remains the county with the highest 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 05 December 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population). Source: Department of Health

It has a rate of 224.9 - while the national average is at 80.7.

Kilkenny (171.3), Louth (159.1), Limerick (141.1) and Monaghan (128.7) make up the top five.

Leitrim is the county with the lowest 14-day incidence rate, at just 15.6.

The Department of Health says Ireland's seven-day incidence rate per 100,000 population stands at 42.9.

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