UPDATE: 4 new Covid-19 cases reported in Leitrim

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Latest update on confirmed cases and deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland

Latest update on confirmed cases and deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland

Four additional cases of Covid-19 have been added to figures for Co Leitrim this evening, Tuesday, October 13.

In the last 14 days there have been 44 cases of the virus reported in the county.

As of midnight Monday, October 12  the HPSC has been notified of 811 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 44,159* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

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

There has been a total of 1,830 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today;

415 are men / 396 are women
70% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 30 years old
190 in Dublin, 141 in Cork, 62 in Wexford, 51 in Kerry, 50 in Clare and
the remaining 317 cases are spread across all remaining counties.

As of 2pm today 234 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 32 are in ICU. There have been 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “We have widespread community transmission in the country. The spread of COVID-19 is a whole population issue, which is why we’re appealing to every single individual, every single family, household, organisation, workplace, to act on public health advice. You are the frontline defence against this disease.”

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “If we see community transmission patterns continuing to grow, we’re going to see more vulnerable groups being infected and the result of that, unfortunately will be further hospitalisations and deaths. Limiting your contacts, avoiding crowds and following basic public health measures will ultimately save lives.”