Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 13th November

November 13, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 1,972 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Thursday 12 November, the HPSC has been notified of 482 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 67,099* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 15 confirmed cases. The figure of 67,099 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 238 are men and 244 are women
  • 61% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 35 years old
  • 128 in Dublin, 45 in Cork, 43 in Waterford, 36 in Limerick, 24 in Donegal, 24 in Meath and the remaining 182 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 2pm today, 258 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 35 are in ICU. There have been 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

The increase in case numbers of COVID-19 today is an important reminder of the unpredictable nature of this highly infectious disease. The hard work undertaken by all of us over the last three weeks is to be commended, but we must not allow our success to date let us drop our guard against the spread of this disease.

We need to hold firm to the public health advice: keep 2 metre distance, wash our hands, wear face coverings where appropriate and limit ourselves to essential contacts from our own household. If we can keep up high levels of compliance, we can get to where we need to be on the 1st December.

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