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Latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: 13 further deaths and 2,944 new cases confirmed

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There has been a further 13 Covid-19 related deaths while 2,944 new cases of the virus confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

This brings the Covid-19 death toll to 2,608 while the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland now stands at 172,726.

Of the recorded cases, 1,065 cases are in Dublin, 306 in Cork, 181 in Galway, 180 in Kildare, 160 in Limerick and the remaining 1,052 cases are spread across all other counties

A total of 1,336 of the new cases have been diagnosed in men with 1,578 in women. According to the Department of Health, 57 per cent of the new cases are in people under 45 years of age.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “The situation in our hospitals is stark. We are seeing people of all ages being admitted to hospital and being taken into intensive care units.

"The levels of infection are such that your chances of transmitting or getting COVID-19 are very high, and we know that a proportion of those cases will lead to serious illness and mortality.

"There is no group who should feel the public health advice does not apply to them. It is only if we act together that we can keep ourselves, our loved ones, and health and social care facilities safe.”

“As we look forward to the week ahead, consider your choices and make the right ones. Do not go into work tomorrow if you can work from home. If you are an employer, facilitate remote working for your employees.”

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