Covid-19 in Ireland: Latest county-by-county data

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Kenneth Fox

Cavan remains the county with the highest 14-day incidence rate per 100,000, according to the latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance centre.

From the period of October 11th up until midnight on October 24th, Cavan recorded a total of 736 cases of Covid-19. The county has a 14-day incidence rate of 966.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Meath is the county with the second highest 14-day incidence rate at 657.3 per 100,000 people, followed by Westmeath with an infection rate of 448.3 per 100,000.

In total Meath recorded 1,282 new cases of the disease during that period and Westmeath recorded 395 cases.

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Overall, the State recorded 14,644 new cases of Covid-19 during this period and the national 14-day incidence rate now stands at 307.5.

In the North, the Derry and Strabane council district is the area with the highest incidence of the disease, with 2,165 cases confirmed in the past fortnight. However, the weekly number of confirmed cases in the area is falling from its peak, a sign that local restrictions are taking effect.

 

Age breakdown

In the Republic, the number of cases resulting in hospital admission between October 9th and October 23rd was 369 and the number of people admitted to ICU was 20.

The total number of cases associated with clusters was 3,587, which was close to a quarter of all cases at 24.87 per cent.

The median age of cases during the same period was 32 years of age.

Young people aged 15-24 accounted for the most cases during this 14-day period, with 3735 new cases of Covid-19.

That was followed by people aged 25-34 who accounted for 2324 cases, with those aged 35-44 accounting for 1979 new cases.

In terms of hospital admissions, 75-84 years old accounted for the most with 80 cases, followed by 65-74 year olds who accounted for 67 people being hospitalised.

That same age group also accounted for the most people who were admitted to ICU during this period, with eight people.

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