Sunday, February 14, 2021

James Cox

Six local electoral areas have 14-day incidence rates of Covid-19 which are over twice the national average.

It comes as the latest Local Electoral Area (LEA) Covid-19 data was released.

The highest in the country is Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart in Co Dublin — which had a rate of 756 per 100,000 people on Monday.

That is very marginally above Enniscorthy (755), Co Wexford and Monaghan (753).

These areas were followed by Castlebar (700), Co Mayo, Carrickmacross-Castleblayney (686) Co Monaghan, Lifford-Stranorlar (567), Co Donegal.

The national average was 319 on Monday.

52 further Covid-19 related deaths and 866 additional cases have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland today.

33 of these deaths occurred in February, 12 occurred in January, 6 in December or earlier and one is still under investigation.

The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 55-96 years.

There has been a total of 3,846 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Wednesday, February 10th, the Health Proection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of 866 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

There is now a total of 206,801 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 401 are men/463 are women.
  • 65 per cent are under 45 years of age.
  • The median age is 35 years old.
  • 281 are in Dublin, 63 in Galway, 56 in Kildare, 47 in Meath, 39 in Cork and the remaining 380 cases are spread across all other counties.

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