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COVID-19: Five deaths and new 611 cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health has confirmed 611 new cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 39,584.

Five new deaths were confirmed in Ireland today. This brings the death toll from COVID to 1,816.

The government yesterday announced that the Level 3 restrictions would take effect nationwide from midnight today.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 303 are men, 305 are women
  • 59% are under 45 years of age
  • 50% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 83 cases have been identified as community transmission

The capital registered 218 new virus cases. Of the remaining: 63 in Cork, 60 in Donegal, 35 in Galway, 31 in Kildare and the remaining 204 are located across 21 counties.

The Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan said: “COVID-19 is spreading in our community in a very worrying manner. We have to break these chains of transmission”  

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