Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 17th November

November 17, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 11 additional deaths related to COVID-19.  There has been a total of 1,995 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Monday 16 November, the HPSC has been notified of 366 confirmed cases of COVID-19. All deaths reported today occurred in November.

There is now a total of 68,686* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 36 confirmed cases. The figure of 68,686 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 169 are men and 197 are women
  • 61% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 38 years old
  • 84 in Dublin, 44 in Limerick, 34 in Cork, 34 in Donegal, 24 in Roscommon and the remaining 146 cases are spread across 20 other counties
  • As of 2pm today, 272 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. There have been 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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

I am increasingly concerned that the positive trends we had seen recently have not been maintained.
The 5-day moving average of daily cases has increased from an average of 350 cases on the 11th November to 424 today.
We have two weeks to continue in our efforts to drive down community transmission of this disease as much as possible. The lower the incidence the more flexibility the country will have in easing measures.

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