Covid-19 latest: 104 cases in past fortnight as incidence rate of disease in Longford steadies

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Covid-19 latest: 104 cases in past fortnight as incidence rate of disease in Longford steadies

Covid-19 latest: 104 cases in past fortnight as incidence rate of disease in Longford steadies

The incidence of Covid-19 has steadied in Longford according to the latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

Figures published on Tuesday, February 23 show that there were less than five new cases of the disease in Longford up to midnight, February 22.

It means the daily average over five days has dropped to 6 (two days ago that figure was 12).

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 254.4 on the back of 104 in the last 14 days.

Longford has the 11th highest incidence rate in the country and it is one of thirteen counties that has an incidence rate higher than the national average of 240.4.

National

Nationally, NPHET also reported that the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 45 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of these, 41 of these people died in February, with four recorded in January.

The median age of those who died was 84 years and the age range was 55-104 years. There has been a total of 4,181* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland (*denotification of 1 death).

As of 8 am, February 23, 693 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 150 are in ICU. There were a further 37 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

NPHET also said that as of midnight, Monday, February 22, the HPSC has been notified of 575 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 216,300** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland (**denotification of 8 cases). 

Of the cases notified today:

  • 272 are men / 298 are women
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 32 years old
  • 218 in Dublin,
  • 38 in Galway,
  • 35 in Louth,
  • 27 in Limerick,
  • 26 in Westmeath
  • Remaining 231 cases are spread across 20 other counties.
     

The 5-day average for new cases is 737 per day while the seven-day incidence is 109.9 per 100 k population.

As of February 20th, 350,322 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 219,899 people have received their first dose
  • 130,423 people have received their second dose

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.