Coronavirus: 47 further deaths and 901 new cases reported

Daily coronavirus Feb. 16 2021

Despite an increase in new cases from yesterday, Westmoreland County continues to see an overall decline in its new case average.

As of midnight, Monday, February 15, the HPSC has been notified of 744 confirmed cases of COVID-19. That's the lowest the average has been since November 6, which was also the last time it was below 400, at 395.

New cases are down, hospitalizations are down, and recoveries are up. There is now a total of 211,751 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The county's seven-day average ticked up by one to 76, but it remains 10% lower than on February 1 (84) and 57% lower than one month ago (175).

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 57 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

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Masks are mandatory both indoors and outdoors, when physical distancing can not be maintained. Public gatherings are limited to 20 people from any number of households.

They also didn't have any new deaths reported, leaving that number stagnant at 125.

Meanwhile, over the last two weeks 37 children under the age of 12 have been hospitalised as a result of Covid-19. By Jan. 18, there were 112 deaths reported; by December 18, there were 138.

The Department of Health says 182,193 people have received their first dose - while 98,388 people have received their second.

According to Thursday's update on the Open Data PA website, there are 118 Westmoreland County residents hospitalized for covid-19.

More than 695,000 people in Minnesota have received COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest state figures on Wednesday, including almost 25% of teachers and 40% of senior citizens.

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