Carlow Nationalist – “The situation is improving,” says Nphet when 772...

Carlow Nationalist – “The situation is improving,” says Nphet when 772...
Carlow Nationalist – “The situation is improving,” says Nphet when 772...
Six more deaths and 772 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the republic.

There have now been a total of 1,908 coronavirus-related deaths in the state.

Of the new cases, 64 percent affect people under 45 years of age. 228 cases are in Dublin, 120 in Cork, 50 in Meath, 41 in Donegal, 41 in Galway and the remaining 292 cases are spread across all other counties of the republic.

325 Covid 19 patients are in hospital, 42 in intensive care. There have been 15 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.

Counties Cavan and Meath have the highest infection rates in the state.

In Cavan, the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 669.5. It is now 546.5 at Meath and 413.4 at Westmeath. The next highest counties are Sligo with 363.2 and Galway with 341.4.

The latest data shows that the infection rate in Dublin has been 251.6 cases per 100,000 people for the past two weeks, below the national rate of 287.1 and below 15 other counties.

,Start time’

The chief physician, Dr. Tony Holohan, noted that “the overall situation has improved” but said it was “early days”.

“This improvement will only be sustained if we continue our efforts,” he said.

“We need to remember that the incidence is increasing in older age groups who are particularly susceptible to this disease. We can protect them if we continue to reduce transmission across the population. ”

Epidemiologist Prof. Philip Nolan said the disease reproductive rate, or R-rate, is close to 1.

The R-rate measures how many people a person infected with Covid-19 on average. A rate below 1 means the virus is in decline.

Prof. Nolan said this was the first time in several weeks that “positive indicators” of the disease had been reported but that progress was “very fragile”.

“We should take these positive signs as an indication that our efforts are starting to work. The bottom line now is to maintain it. The virus will look for a way to spread, ”he said.

Northern Ireland

Nine more Covid-19-related deaths and 566 new cases of the virus have now been confirmed in the north.

The death toll recorded by the Ministry of Health of the North now stands at 697.

37,782 cases have been confirmed in the region.

There are 354 patients with Covid-19 in the hospital, 43 in the intensive care unit.

It was previously reported that the weekly Covid-19 death toll in the north had risen for the second straight week.

The region’s statistical office recorded 37 Covid-19-related deaths, up from 27 the previous week.

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency bulletin, reporting with a one-week delay, put the death toll at 979 late last week.

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