There were eight new cases of Covid-19 in County Roscommon as of midnight on Tuesday (October 13th) with 1,095 recorded nationally and, sadly, five new deaths.
This brings the number of deaths here to 1,835 with a total of 45,243 cases.
There were 246 new cases in Dublin, 185 in Meath, 128 in Cavan, 118 in Cork, 63 in Kildare and the remaining 342 cases were spread across all remaining counties.
As of 2 pm on Wednesday, there were 232 patients hospitalised with the virus, with 30 of those in ICU. There were nine new hospitalisations in the previous 24 hours.
In light of these numbers, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, called on members of the public to reduce contact with others.
“Today, we again report a daily new confirmed case figure over 1,000. This situation is extremely concerning. Every single one of us has a role to play.
“We each need to reduce contact with other people as much as possible, so that means staying at home, working from home where possible, practicing physical distancing and stopping discretionary socialising,” he said.
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Ronan Glynn, said it was now time to act.
He said: “People must now make choices. Stop meeting up in groups, stop socialising, stop organising play dates, parties and other social activities. People must recognise that the disease is a direct threat to themselves and their families. Now is the time for each of us to act”.
As of midnight on Monday, it was confirmed that there had been 562 confirmed cases in Roscommon, meaning an increase of 62 cases in seven days (from Monday, October 5th).
As a result of Wednesday’s cases, the county’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 has risen slightly to 189.0 per 100,000 of population, which is up on Monday’s figure of 182.8. In the 14 days leading up to Tuesday (October 13th), there were 122 new cases in Roscommon.