A further 330 cases of COVID-19 confirmed

Eight more deaths also reported
  • Deborah Condon

A further 330 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic, as well as eight more deaths.

This brings the total number of cases here to 69,802 while the total number of deaths is now 2,018.

Of the 330 confirmed cases, 99 occurred in Dublin, 28 in Cork, 26 in Louth, 25 in Meath and 21 in Donegal.

As of 2pm on Friday, there were 283 people in hospital with confirmed COVID, 33 of whom were in ICU. There had been 13 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 November 18 was 113.1 nationally. However nine counties were above this national average, with Donegal the worst affected, at 266.3 per 100,000, followed by Limerick (217) and Louth (186.2).

The counties with the lowest 14-day incidence rate were Wexford (42.1), Galway (66.3) and Wicklow (67.4).

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