Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 18th November

November 18, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 12 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Tuesday 17 November, the HPSC has been notified of 379 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 69,058* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

There has been a total of 2,006* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 2,006 deaths reflects this.)

(* *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 7 confirmed cases. The figure of 69,058 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 174 are men and 203 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 36 years old
  • 116 in Dublin, 38 in Donegal, 30 in Meath, 27 in Cork, 22 in Limerick, 22 in Louth, and the remaining 124 cases are spread across all other counties
  • As of 2pm today, 282 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. There have been 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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

Today we sadly report over 2,000 deaths associated with COVID-19 to date 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.

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