Latest Covid-19 figures in the South East

Latest Covid-19 figures in the South East

By Joleen Murphy

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre was yesterday notified of 52 additional deaths related to COVID-19 in the Republic, along with 866 new confirmed cases of the disease.

In the South-East, Waterford had the highest case figure, with 26 new cases.

Wexford confirmed 19 new cases.


There are 15 in Carlow and 12 in Tipperary while Kilkenny has confirmed 5 new infections of the disease.

As of 8pm last night, there is currently 1 critical care bed available in the South East, in University Hospital Waterford.
There are now 4 patients being treated in ICU with Covid-19 in both Wexford General Hospital and St. Luke's in Kilkenny, 5 in South Tipperary General and 6 in University Hospital Waterford.

Six local electoral areas recorded 14-day incidence rates of Covid-19 that are at least twice the national average.

The country's highest is Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart in Dublin, which had a rate of 756 per 100,000 people, as of Monday.

Four other LEAs had rates of over 700 - Enniscorthy in Wexford, Monaghan, Ballymun-Finglas in Dublin and Castlebar in Mayo.

Meanwhile, the number of people catching Covid-19 in hospital has fallen by nearly two thirds since the peak of the third wave.

The number of people with Covid being treated in hospital is down again to 943 - with 167 in intensive care.

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