Michael Staines
Michael Staines

17.51 3 Dec 2020


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There have been 183 new confirmed cases of coronavirus this evening, alongside six further deaths.

It takes the death toll in Ireland to 2,080 and the total number of confirmed cases to 73,228.

Officials warned that there may be an under-report of around 100 cases as a result of an IT problem which is currently being investigated.

The 14-day rate of the virus has now dropped to 79.7 cases per 100,000 people, the second-lowest rate in Europe.

The seven-day rate now stands at 36.9.

Ireland’s 14-day coronavirus rate per 100,000 people. Image: NPHET

Donegal still has the highest rate in the country at 212.3, followed by Louth on 162.2, Kilkenny on 147.1 and Limerick on 132.9.

Leitrim has the lowest rate in the country at 9.4.

This afternoon, there were 239 coronavirus patients in hospital and 32 people in intensive care.

Of the cases announced this evening, 56 were in Dublin, 26 were in Donegal, 13 were in Limerick, 11 were in Kilkenny and 11 were in Monaghan.

The rest were spread across 15 other counties.

Of the 74,385 tests carried out in the last week, some 2.7% have come back positive.


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