Covid-19: 40 more cases in Westmeath

Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

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

There has been a total of 1,852 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight on Saturday 17 October, the HPSC has been notified of 1,283 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 49,962 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today;

• 651 are women / 628 are men

• 68% are under 45 years of age

• The median age is 31 years old

• 408 in Dublin, 156 in Cork, 88 in Kildare, 80 in Meath, 55 in Limerick and the remaining 496 cases are spread across 21 counties.

As of 2pm today 277 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 33 are in ICU. There were 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Graph shows the positive rate (%) of all tests for Covid-19 from April to October 17.