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1291 out of one lakh people in Ireland are COVID patients; Eight deaths and 6,888 new cases confirmed yesterday

DUBLIN:  The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has confirmed 6,888 new cases of COVID-19 in Ireland yesterday. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 147,613.

A further eight people is confirmed to have died of COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 2,344.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday, 3,252 were men and 3,595 were women. 60% are under the age of 45, while the median age is 38 years old.

The capital registered 2,088 new virus cases. Of the remaining cases; 862 in Cork, 469 in Limerick, 405 in Wexford, 320 in Waterford. The remaining 2,744 cases are spread across all other counties.   

There are currently 1,452 people hospitalised with COVID-19, including 125 in ICU. There were 100 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The 14-day incidence rate of COVID-19 in Ireland has risen to 1,291.2 cases per 100,000.

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