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COVID-19: 13 deaths and 738 new cases confirmed yesterday

DUBLIN: The Department of Health reports that 738 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed yesterday in Ireland. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 218,980.

The Department also confirmed that another 13 people had died of COVID-19. With this, the death toll from Coronavirus now stands at 4,313.

The median age of people who died was 81 and the age range was between 55 and 92.

Of the cases confirmed, 335 are men and 342 are women. 71% are under 45 years of age and the median age is 32 years old.

The highest number of cases were recorded in Dublin (311). Of the remaining cases, 54 were reported in Limerick, 36 in Cork, 34 in Offaly, 33 in Donegal and the remaining 270 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

A total of 550 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, with 135 in ICU.

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that while health care staff are still under strain, it is reassuring to see a decline in the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals. “Our healthcare teams are exhausted. But getting their vaccination & the great signs of it reducing transmission is giving us all a second wind,” Reid said.

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