Ballymun-Finglas Has Highest Covid Incidence Rate As 47 New Deaths Reported

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The Ballymun-Finglas local electoral area in north Dublin has the highest Covid-19 incidence rate in the country.

It had a rate of 820 cases per 100,000 people in the two-week period that ended on Monday.

That’s over three times the national average, of 269.

The second highest was Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart LEA in Dublin at 606, followed by Tullamore LEA in Co Offaly, at 538.

Meanwhile 47 additional covid deaths and 901 new cases have been confirmed. 437 of the cases are in Dublin,39 in Kildare, 32 in Meath

The 14 day incidence rate is 252.9 per 100,000 of the population.

There’s been a further 47 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 44 of these deaths occurred in February, 2 occurred in January and 1 in December.

The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 51 – 99 years. There has been a total of 4,082* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Wednesday 17th February, there was 901 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 212,647** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 473 are men / 422 are women
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 36 years old
  • 437 in Dublin, 49 in Limerick, 43 in Galway, 39 in Kildare, 32 in Meath and the remaining 301 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 8am today, 771 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 151 are in ICU. 48 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of February 15, 280,581 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 182,193 people have received their first dose
  • 98,388 people have received their second dose