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COVID-19: Five deaths and 1095 new cases confirmed in Ireland

More than 1000 cases have been confirmed in Ireland today. New 1095 COVID-19 cases were confirmed by the health officials.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 45,243.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan said: “Today, we again report a daily new confirmed case figure over 1,000. This situation is extremely concerning. Every single one of us has a role to play.

Five deaths were reported by the health department. The death toll from the virus has risen to 1,835.

Of the today’s cases;

● 529 are men and 552 are women

● 70% are among people under the age of 45

● The median age is 31 years old

● 246 cases were confirmed in the capital

● 185 in Meath, 128 in Cavan, 118 in Cork, 63 in Kildare and the remaining 342 cases are spread across all remaining counties.

232 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, 30 of which are in ICU. There have been nine additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

“We each need to reduce contact with other people as much as possible, so that means staying at home, working from home where possible, practicing physical distancing and stopping discretionary socializing,” said Dr. Holohan.

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