The number of cases of Covid-19 being reported in Cork is continuing to rise, however, the latest figures show the county continues to have the second-lowest 14-day incidence rate of confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population nationally.
According to the latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), 67 cases of Covid-19 were reported in Cork in the 14 days up to September 16th.
The 14-day incidence rate of confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population in Cork is now 12.3, the second-lowest rate nationally.
Sligo has the lowest 14-day incidence rate of confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population at 7.6, while the figure is highest in Dublin at 114.2.
Nationally, 2,816 Covid-19 cases were reported in the same 14 day period with 75 people hospitalised and five people admitted to intensive care units.
Eight Covid-19 related deaths have been reported.
Of the confirmed cases in the last 14-days, 797 people had underlying conditions, 1,704 did not and these details were not known for 315 individuals.
Meanwhile, a regional breakdown of data shows that of 99 Covid-19 cases reported in Cork and Kerry in the 14 days up to September 16th, 68 cases were associated with clusters and five of the cases were in healthcare workers.
A total of 32,023 cases of Covid-19 have now been reported nationally since the beginning of the pandemic and 1,789 Covid-19 related deaths have been confirmed.
In Cork, more than 1,700 Covid-19 cases have been reported and 49 people with Covid-19 have died.