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Image Source: Health Protection Surveillance Centre. Cumulative incidence rates of confirmed Covid-19 per 100,000 population, by county, notified in Ireland from 31/08/2020 to 13/08/2020
Image Source: Health Protection Surveillance Centre. Cumulative incidence rates of confirmed Covid-19 per 100,000 population, by county, notified in Ireland from 31/08/2020 to 13/08/2020
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Covid-19 latest: 14-day incidence in Cork ten times lower than in Dublin

A new report, which sheds light on the 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in Ireland, shows that the 14-day incidence of Covid-19 per 100,000 population is around ten times lower in Cork than it is in Dublin.

According to the data, published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), 52 cases of Covid-19 were reported in Cork in the 14 days between August 31st and September 13th, with an incidence rate of 9.6 per 100,000 population.

In Dublin, 1,282 cases were reported in the same period with an incidence rate of 95.1 per 100,000 population.

Cork currently has the second-lowest incidence rate of Covid-19 per 100,000 population in Ireland, and follows Sligo which has a rate of 3.1 per 100,000 people.

Nationally, 2,383 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the last 14 days.

The national incidence of confirmed cases per 100,000 population is 50.04.

The median age of cases is 33 although cases have been confirmed in people aged from 0 to 98.

 Image Source: Health Protection Surveillance Centre. Cumulative incidence rates of confirmed Covid-19 per 100,000 population, by county, notified in Ireland from 31/08/2020 to 13/08/2020

Image Source: Health Protection Surveillance Centre. Cumulative incidence rates of confirmed Covid-19 per 100,000 population, by county, notified in Ireland from 31/08/2020 to 13/08/2020

A total of 1,683 cases of Covid-19 have now been reported in Cork since the beginning of the outbreak (up to September 12th) which accounts for around 5.4 per cent of all cases reported nationally.

Forty-nine people in Cork have died from Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

It is now more than six months since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Ireland.

Later this morning, the Government will publish its medium-term plan for dealing with Covid-19.

It’s understood that the plan will involve a type of risk-ranking system, with the lowest risk level of one to the highest risk of a level five.