1,025 more cases of COVID-19 confirmed

No new deaths reported
  • Deborah Condon

A further 1,025 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic, however no new deaths have been reported.

This brings the total number of cases here to 57,128. The number of deaths currently stands at 1,882.

Of the 1,025 confirmed cases, 255 occurred in Dublin, 147 in Cork, 77 in Galway, 54 in Kildare and 53 in Donegal.

As of 2pm on Sunday, there were 315 people in hospital with confirmed COVID, 38 of whom were in ICU. There had been 16 additional hospitalisations in the previous 24 hours.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population in the 14 days up to midnight on October 24 was 307.5 nationally. However nine counties were above this national average, with Cavan the worst affected, at 966.2 per 100,000, followed by Meath (657.3), Westmeath (445) and Sligo (427.3).

The counties with the lowest 14-day incidence rate were Tipperary (134.8), Wicklow (146) and Kilkenny (175.3).

The chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan, reminded people that if they are a confirmed case, have had a COVID-19 test, or have symptoms of the virus, they must isolate for 10 days.

"If you live with a case or have been told you're a close contact, you must restrict your movements for 14 days. Everyone else should stay at home, unless for essential reasons or for exercise within 5km of where you live," he added.

The entire country is now at level 5 of the Government's COVID-19 plan. For more information on level 5 restrictions, click here.

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