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Corona virus situation in Ireland remains volatile; eight deaths and 591 new cases confirmed yesterday

DUBLIN: The COVID-19 situation in Ireland remains volatile. The Department of Health has confirmed eight additional deaths and 591 new cases of COVID-19 in Ireland yesterday.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ireland is now 237,187. The death toll from COVID-19 is 4,713.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday,

● 292 were men and 295 were women

● 72% are under 45 years of age

● The median age is 31

● 288 of the new cases are in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 28 in Westmeath, 27 in Laois and the remaining 178 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

As of yesterday morning, 264 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized, with 62 in ICU.  

The 14-day incidence rate in Ireland is 166.6 per 100,000 of the population. Offaly has the highest national incidence rate at 510.5 cases per 100,000 population, followed by Donegal and Westmeath at 286.4 and 258.0 respectively.

In a statement, Deputy CMO Dr. Ronan Glynn urged the public to follow COVID-19 guidelines over the Easter weekend. Dr. Glynn asked to reduce contact with people and to avoid crowds.

Meanwhile, Dr. Glynn and Northern Ireland’s CMO, Dr. Michael McBride, have issued a joint warning that the virus is extremely dangerous and very transmissible.

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