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Latest figures 301 new Covid-19 cases and no further deaths

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Dr Tony Holohan

Dr Tony Holohan

Dr Tony Holohan

There have been 301 new cases of Covid-19 but no new deaths, the Department of Health have confirmed this evening.

The total death toll since the outbreak began is now 2,099.

As of midnight yesterday, there has now been a total of 74,246 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the new cases reported, 133 are men and 168 are women

A total of 64 percent of the new cases are in people under 45 years of age and they have a median age of 32 years old.

The cases included 119 in Dublin, 32 in Donegal, 16 in Cork,13 in Kildare,13 in Kilkenny and the remaining 108 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

As of 2pm today, 231 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 28 are in ICU. 8 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of 2pm today, 232 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 27 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “We are now entering an important phase in our collective efforts to suppress spread of the virus.

"We have made significant progress and reduced transmission in our homes and communities, but it will take a consistent individual effort from everyone to keep up that momentum in coming weeks.

“The recent stabilisation in cases that we have experienced is fragile, but it is within our grasp to maximise our protection against the spread of COVID-19.

"I urge you to use the public health advice on regular handwashing, social distancing and wearing of face coverings to safeguard you and your family from the devastating impact this virus can have, especially on our most vulnerable people.”

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