THE Chief Medical Officer has expressed concern that the average daily 5 day Covid-19 case count is rising. It is now over 400 per day.
“This is a worrying development which has persisted for the last few days. We are seeing a number of things which concern us. There are examples of small numbers of people congregating for social purposes and simply ignoring the important public health messages. They are putting our collective progress at risk.
“We are also seeing number of outbreaks across the country. These include outbreaks in association with funerals. We understand that this is a difficult time for families but it is really important that we do everything we can to avoid the circumstances which promote transmission of the virus,” Dr Tony Holohan said.
His comments follow the lastest Covid-19 figures which show that Donegal’s 14-day incidence rate of 275.8 per 100,000 is now more than twice the national average which stands at 126.9 per 100,000.
There were 34 new confirmed cases reported in Donegal this evening.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to Covid-19 and 378 confirmed cases – 124 in Dublin, 34 in Donegal, 23 in Louth, 19 in Cork, 19 in Limerick and the remaining 159 cases are spread across 20 other counties.
Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 14 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today’s cases (to midnight 14NOV2020)||14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (01Nov2020 to 14NOV2020)||New Cases during last 14 days (01Nov2020 to 14NOV2020)|
The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on 3 July 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population.