BREAKING: Number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Limerick is back in double figures

THE number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Limerick is back in double figures with 28 cases of the virus reported this Wednesday evening.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population in Limerick now stands at 227.8 while the national incidence rate is 212.7.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of eight additional deaths related to Covid-19 across the country.

The HPSC has also been notified of a further 444 confirmed cases of Covid-19 nationally. 

The number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Limerick was in single figures on Tuesday for the second time in four days.

Just six new incidences of the condition were reported at teatime on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, of the cases notified nationally today;

208 are men / 235 are women
61% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 37 years old
158 in Dublin, 48 in Cork, 36 in Galway, 28 in Limerick and 174 cases spread across 19 other counties. 
There is now a total of 63,483 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. 

As of 2pm today 310 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. 25 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “Every piece of public health advice we have given from the outset of this pandemic is designed to keep everyone protected from the impact of Covid-19. If you are a close contact of a confirmed case, you are asked to restrict your movements for 14 days and to attend for your two free Covid-19 test, one on day 0 and one on day 7. This is because as an identified close contact, you have come into contact with the virus. It may take some time for this to become apparent, or for you to become infectious.”

“By staying at home for this entire 14 day period, you are helping to stop the spread of this dangerous disease. In following this important guidance, you are helping to bring this virus right back down to where we all need it to be and playing your part in this national effort.”

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