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COVID-19: Seven deaths and 777 cases confirmed in Ireland

A further 777 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ireland. This brings the total number of COVID cases to 55,261.     

The health department has reported seven new deaths related to COVID-19. The total confirmed death rate in the country is 1,878.  

Of the cases confirmed today;

  • 434 are men / 340 are women
  • 66% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 33 years old

The capital has registered 182 further cases. Of the remaining cases, 81 are in Galway, 44 are in Wexford, 42 are in Meath, 41 are in Cork and the remaining 387 cases are spread across 21 remaining counties.

The department of health said that 319 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 37are in ICU. There have been 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “15,000 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 over the last 14 days. It is vital for everyone with a recent diagnosis to self-isolate for the full 10 days to protect the people they live with, the people they love and people in their communities from this highly infectious disease.”

“If you live with someone who has Covid-19 or you have been told that you are a close contact, you must restrict your movements for a full 14 days. Stay at home – don’t go to work, don’t go to school,” Dr. Holohan said.  

“I appeal to everyone to behave as though you are a close contact. Stay at home, other than for essential reasons,” he added.

Over 1,000 cases have been confirmed in Ireland over the past week.

Two days have passed since the Level 5 restrictions were imposed in Ireland. The reduction in the number of cases registered today has given some relief, but in the coming days, we should be cautious.

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