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COVID-19: Six deaths and 675 cases confirmed today in Ireland

DUBLIN: A further 675 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ireland. This brings the total number of COVID cases to 59,434.       

The health department has reported six new deaths related to COVID-19. The total confirmed death rate in the country is 1,896. 

Of the cases confirmed today;

  • 309 are men / 364 are women
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 45 years old

The capital has registered 199 further cases. Of the remaining cases, 104 in Cork, 67 in Meath, 50 in Limerick, and 41 in Kildare, while the remaining 214 cases are spread across another 20 counties.

The department of health said that 328 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of now, the national 14-day incidence stands at 299 per 100,000 cases.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Holohan said that “everyone must be aware of the actions they should take if they have symptoms or are awaiting a test or if they are a contact of a confirmed case”.

Dr. Holohan added:

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you must self-isolate and phone your GP for further advice; If you have been referred for a test or are awaiting a test result, you must self-isolate; If you are a confirmed case of COVID-19 you must self-isolate for 10 days; If you are identified or have identified yourself as a close contact of a confirmed case, you must restrict your movements.

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