first_imgHomepage BannerNews Kilkenny9114.9114 Clare5103.5123 Dublin173124.61,679 Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Longford0100.341 Meath20127.2248 Offaly6150.1117 Sligo<574.849 WhatsApp Pinterest Louth22175.4226 Previous articleNews, Sport, Farm News and Obituaries Thursday November 19thNext articleNI hospital staff need more than gratitude – Swann News Highland Donegal26264.5421 Cork4480.9439 WhatsApp Cavan593.271 Waterford7154.9180 Kerry<586.7128 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Wexford837.456 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Ireland429116.55,548 Roscommon6167.3108 Tipperary12105.9169 Mayo8104.2136center_img By News Highland – November 19, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Laois<595.681 As of 2pm today 290 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “In our objective to use a six-week period to drive down COVID-19 infection in the community, our progress has stalled in the last week.“We now have two weeks to get back on track. Drive down the disease by limiting the number of daily contacts you have. Work from home, stay at home and follow public health advice to get us to a reproduction number below 0.5 by December 1st.”Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Deaths associated with COVID-19 have increased by 18% in the European region over the past fortnight. Last week alone, Europe registered over 29,000 new deaths. That is one person dying every 17 seconds. We have made significant progress in Ireland over recent weeks, but the disease and its risks have not changed. Please continue in your efforts to follow public health advice, limit the transmission of COVID-19 in Ireland and protect those who are most vulnerable in our families and across our communities.”Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said; “For 3 weeks we saw case numbers declining at a rate of 5 -7% per day and a reproduction number as low as 0.6. We are aware that case numbers have now stopped declining and as a consequence the reproduction number has increased to an estimated 0.7- 0.9.The data strongly suggests that a small, recent increase in the level of social contacts has led to the increase in reproduction number we see now. A small additional effort to reduce our contacts will make a big difference to reduce disease incidence before December 1st.”Dr. Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE  “This pandemic has placed huge demands on our healthcare workers in addition to the standard care of patients. Their work now involves additional infection prevention and control measures which require constant vigilance and awareness. The best way we all can show our appreciation for their work is by doing your part to reduce community transmission.”The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community. Kildare2184.5188 Carlow991.352 CountyToday's cases (to midnight 18NOV2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (05Nov2020 to 18NOV2020)New Cases during last 14 days(05Nov2020 to 18NOV2020) Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 14 confirmed cases. The figure of 69,473 confirmed cases reflects this. Leitrim<596.731 Wicklow756.981 Google+ An additional 429 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported this evening, with four more Covid related deaths.26 of the new cases are in Donegal, which has an 14 day incidence rate of 264.5 cases per 100,000 people. That compares to a national rate of 116.5.Since the pandemic began, there have been 2,010 Covid related deaths and 69,473 confirmed cases.There have been a further 12 coronavirus related deaths in the North and 487 new cases.The death told in Northern Ireland has reached 901.The number of cases since the start of the pandemic is 48,716. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 18 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Galway<570.9183 Monaghan9118.973 Limerick14221.7432 Westmeath<5137.4122 Facebook Pinterest 429 new Covid-19 cases, 26 in Donegal Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19.There has been a total of 2,010 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Wednesday 18th November, the HPSC has been notified of 429 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 69,473* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today;194 are men / 234 are women69% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 34 years old173 in Dublin, 44 in Cork, 26 in Donegal, 22 in Louth, 21 in Kildare and the remaining 143 cases are spread across the remaining 20 counties. Twitterlast_img