Covid-19 latest: More new cases in Longford and county by county breakdown of figures
The latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) show that Longford's 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 is now the 5th highest in the country (yesterday it was the 4th highest).
NPHET's daily statment on Friday, February 26 shows that Longford had 5 new cases in the 24 hours to Thursday, Feburary 25. This means the daily average for the county is 6 new cases a day.
Longford's 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 278.9, falling from 288.7 per 100,000 yesterday.
Longford is one of thirteen counties that has an incidence rate higher than the national average of 223.0.
NPHET says there has been 114 positive Covid-19 cases in Longford in the last 14 days.
According to the County Timeline of Confirmed Cases on Ireland's Covid-19 Data Hub the total number cases of Covid-19 in Longford since the pandemic began stands at 1,507 (as at February 24).
NPHET also reported that the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 29 additional deaths related to Covid-19. Of these, 17 occurred in February, and 12 occurred in January.
While the median age of those who died was 77 years and the age range was 29 - 95 years.
There has been a total of 4,300 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
The median age of people catching the disease is also young according to the statement which says that as of midnight, Thursday, February 25, the HPSC has been notified of 776 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 218,251* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland (*denotification of 3 confirmed cases).
The 14-day incidence is now 223 per 100 k while the 7-day incidence is 102.6 per 100k. The 5-day moving average for new cases nationally is 644 a day.
Of the cases notified today:
The county by county hotspts show that 278 in Dublin, 69 in Galway, 57 in Meath, 52 in Kildare, 48 in Donegal and the remaining 272 cases are spread across all other counties. County breakdown at end of story.
As of 8am today, 574 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 136 are in ICU. 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of February 23, 373,280 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
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.
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