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COVID-19: Eight deaths and 448 new cases confirmed yesterday

DUBLIN: The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has confirmed 448 new COVID-19 cases in Ireland yesterday. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 254,013.

The NPHET also confirmed that eight further deaths have been recorded in the country, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 to 4,937. Three of these deaths occurred in March, two in February, and three in January or earlier.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday,

● 213 are men and 230 are women

● 78% are under 45 years of age

● The median age is 29

229 of the new cases are in Dublin, 38 in Meath, 35 in Kildare, 34 in Cork, 16 in Limerick and the remaining 96 cases are spread across 16 other counties.

As of yesterday morning, 109 COVID-19 patients were being treated in hospitals across Ireland, with 34 in intensive care units.

The 14-day incidence rate in Ireland is 129.7 per 100,000 of the population. Donegal has the highest incidence rate at 251.7 cases per 100,000 population, followed by Kildare and Dublin at 240.6 and 198.2 respectively. Silgo (12.2), Kerry (14.2) and Mayo (33.7) have the lowest incidence rates.

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