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COVID-19: Six deaths and 772 cases confirmed in Ireland

DUBLIN: The department of health has confirmed new 772 cases of COVID-19 today in Ireland. Six further deaths were also reported in the country.

Yesterday, 866 more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country. With that the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland had crossed 60,000.  

As of today, the total number of cases in Ireland rose to 61,059. The death toll from COVID-19 in Ireland remains at 1,908.  

Of the cases confirmed today, 362 are among men and 406 are among women.

64% of the new cases are among people under the age of 45, and the median age of people with a case notified is 36.

The highest number of cases was registered in Dublin with 228 cases. 

There have been 120 cases confirmed in Cork, 50 in Meath, 41 in Galway and 41 in Donegal, while the remaining 292 cases are spread across 21 counties.

325 patients are currently hospitalised with COVID-19 and 39 patients are in ICU. There have been 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The CMO, Dr. Tony Holohan said that the current situation has improved, but this is just the beginning. “This improvement will only be maintained if we keep going in our efforts,” he added.

“We have to remember that incidence is increasing in older age groups, who are particularly vulnerable to this disease. The way in which we can protect them is if we continue to drive down transmission across the whole population,” Dr. Holohan said.

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