October 29, 2020
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No new deaths but 93 new cases as 14-day rate increases

 There were no further deaths from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland in the last 24 hours, the HSE said this evening.

The total death toll here is now 1,777 while the number of confirmed cases has now reached  28,453 after another 93 were diagnosed.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 52 are men / 41 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • 73 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 12 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 34 in Dublin, 7 in Kildare, 6 in Donegal, 6 in Laois, 5 in Limerick, 5 in Wexford and the remaining 30 cases are in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Louth, Meath. Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wicklow.

Meanwhile, Ireland’s 14-day incidence of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people now stands at 31.1, figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control show.

On August 20, the 14-day incidence of cases stood at 25.4.

The data from the ECDC shows the UK at a 14-day incidence per 100,000 people of 22.6, Italy at 17.9 and Germany at 20.7.

Spain continues to have the highest incidence rate across the EU/EEA and UK area with 191.9, while France is at 70.0.

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