Friday, October 16, 2020

The 14 day incidence rate of Covid 19 in Co Kildare continues to rise. With 32 new cases reported in Co Kildare in this evening’s figures, the 14-day incidence rate is now 203.6. the national incidence rate is 217.9 this evening. 453 cases of the viris have been detected in Co Kildare in the 14 days up to midnight on 14 October.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 1,841 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday, 15 October, the HPSC has been notified of 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 47,427* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Meanwhile as of 8pm last night there were seven patients with Covid 19 being cared for at Naas General Hospital with a further six patients with suspected Covid 19 being cared for at the facility. None of the patients in Naas were in the critical care unit.

As of 2pm today 246 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 30 are in ICU. 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “Case numbers are continuing to rise. Right now, we need everyone to cut their social contacts to an absolute minimum. Every time you physically interact with another person, you are providing an opportunity for the virus to spread.”

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

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