Today, the health department has confirmed 1,205 new cases of COVID-19.
This is the second day in a row that over a thousand cases have been registered in the country. Yesterday, 1095 cases and three deaths were reported in Ireland.
A further three deaths have been confirmed by the health officials today.
This brings the number of deaths due to COVIS-19 in the country to 1,838. And the total number of cases now stands at 46,429.
Of the cases confirmed today:
● 614 are men, 590 are women
● 71% are under the age of 45
● The median age is 34
● 288 cases are in Dublin, 173 are in Cork, 123 are in Meath, 97 are in Galway, 63 are in Cavan and the remaining 461 cases are spread across all remaining counties.
Currently the country is under Level 3 restrictions. But it is likely to move to lockdown or level 4 as the virus cases are increase day by day.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan said: “Cases notified over the past week have increased by 82% compared with the previous seven days, from 3,514 to 6,382 cases.”
He said the 14-day incident rate in those aged 65 and older has increased from 92.9 per 100,000 on 7 October to 125 per 100,000 on 14 October.
“The number of hospitalisations are increasing faster than the exponential growth modelling predicted. This indicates a rapidly deteriorating disease trajectory nationally,” Dr. Holohan added.