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COVID-19: 77 deaths and 1,910 new cases confirmed yesterday in Ireland

DUBLIN: The Department of Health confirmed that 1,910 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ireland yesterday.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) reported that 77 more people had died of COVID-19. The COVID death toll in Ireland is now close to 3,000. The death toll now stands at 2,947. The number of confirmed COVID cases rose to 186,184.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday, 887 were men and 1,016 were women. 57% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 40 years old. The age range of the deceased was between 43 and 98 years.

The capital registered 710 cases. Of the remaining cases, 150 were in Cork, 103 in Meath, 102 in Limerick, 86 in Louth, and the remaining 759 cases are spread across all other counties.

A total of 1,892 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, with 217 patients in ICU.

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate is now 955.5 cases per 100,000 people. The highest incidence rate is in Monaghan (1,787.1) and Louth (1,417.6).

“Each individual effort to follow the public health advice is making an impact, but we can only continue this positive trend and drive down incidence in the community by continuing to stay at home and avoid meeting or mixing with others in our social circle, including for any close family gatherings, such as birthdays or funerals, as these can be ‘super-spreader’ events,” Dr. Tony Holohan said.

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