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One death and 679 new COVID-19 cases confirmed today; vaccination is progressing in Ireland

DUBLIN: The Department of Health reports that 679 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed today in Ireland. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 215,057.

The department also confirmed that one more person have died with COVID-19. With this, the death toll from Coronavirus now stands at 4,136.

Of the cases confirmed, 335 are men and 342 are women. 71% are under 45 years of age and the median age is 32 years old.

The highest number of cases were recorded in Dublin (230). Of the remaining cases, 59 were reported in Limerick, 48 in Galway, 47 in Kildare, 29 in Tipperary and the rest 266 cases are spread across all other counties.   

A total of 744 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, with 182 in ICU. In the last 24 hours, 45 additional hospitalizations have been reported.

The 14-day incidence rate in Ireland per 100,000 now stands at 243. Offaly has the highest incidence rate at 431. The incidence rate in Dublin is 343.4 per 100,000.

Health officials have confirmed that more than 320,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Ireland. This includes 120,000 second doses.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said: “Do not underestimate the power of your actions as we seek to protect the gains we have made and further reduce transmission. This week, please continue to work from home unless essential and do not visit other households unless for essential reasons or as part of a support bubble.”

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