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Covid latest Coronavirus: 811 new cases and three further deaths confirmed

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Dr Tony Holohan

Dr Tony Holohan

Colin Keegan

Dr Tony Holohan

There have been three 811 new cases and three deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.

A total of 40,703 confirmed cases in Ireland have now been recorded – with the death toll now at 1,821 .

Health chiefs also revealed that that 234 Covid-19 patients are currently in hospital, with 32 in ICU.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said the figures were part of a worrying trend.

“The profile of the disease continues to deteriorate. There have been an additional 32 hospitalisations and 8 ICU admissions in the past 24 hours. We are continuing to see a high number of daily cases.

"It is vital that we interrupt the transmission of the virus now.

“Nphet continues to monitor the situation however it is early, individual action that is needed to suppress the virus. Please follow public health advice and do your part to make an impact on the disease.”

Of the new cases notified today, 415 are men and 396 are women.

The average age of the patients was 30 years old, with 70 percent under 45 years of age.

Cases continue to be recorded across the country, with 190 in Dublin, 141 in Cork, 62 in Wexford, 51 in Kerry, 50 in Clare and the remaining 317 cases are spread across all remaining counties.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “If we see community transmission patterns continuing to grow, we’re going to see more vulnerable groups being infected and the result of that, unfortunately will be further hospitalisations and deaths. Limiting your contacts, avoiding crowds and following basic public health measures will ultimately save lives.”

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