6 further deaths from COVID-19, 866 new cases – 54 in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 1,902 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Wednesday 28th October, the HPSC has been notified of 866 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 60,297 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

  • 428 are men / 438 are women
  • 63% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 35 years old
  • 242 in Dublin, 166 in Cork, 56 in Donegal, 54 in Galway, 44 in Meath and the remaining 304 cases are spread across another 20 counties.

As of 2pm today 328 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 43 are in ICU. 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “It is vitally important that if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that you self-isolateand phone your GP for further advice.”

“Self-isolate means stay in your room and avoid contact with other members of your household. Doing this will protect those you live with by interrupting the chain of transmission.”

“I again appeal to everyone to behave as though you are a close contact. Stay at home, other than for essential reasons.”

The COVID-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit payment is for workers and the self-employed who cannot work in the short term because they have been medically certified to self-isolate or are ill due to COVID-19. More details are available here.

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

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Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 28 October 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

CountyToday’s cases (to midnight 28OCT2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (15OCT2020 to 28OCT2020)New Cases during last 14 days (15OCT2020 to 28OCT2020)
IRELAND866292.113,907
Cavan19753.5574
Meath44561.91,096
Westmeath10404.4359
Sligo7401.3263
Galway54354.6915
Cork166331.41,799
Carlow6323.2184
Donegal56317.2505
Monaghan6309.5190
Limerick35307.3599
Louth25295.6381
Kildare32290.3647
Longford5281.4115
Kerry21270.8400
Wexford29258.5387
Clare20255.0303
Dublin242253.53,415
Mayo10246.7322
Roscommon<5232.4150
Laois11230.2195
Waterford24228.1265
Offaly10224.5175
Leitrim<5174.856
Kilkenny5170.3169
Wicklow11148.1211
Tipperary15145.4232