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Cases latest Coronavirus Ireland: 13 deaths and 456 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed as lab results issue fixed

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Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Colin Keegan

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A further 13 people have died while 456 new cases of Covid-19 were reported to the Department of Health this evening.

This brings the total number of cases in Ireland to 73,948 and brings the death toll to 2,099.

A technical issue that delayed uploading of laboratory results to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has now been resolved.

It led to a reduced number of cases reported in recent days and the reporting is reflected in a higher number of cases today.

Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the reclassification of 1 probable case to confirmed and this is reflected in the total number of cases.

As of 2pm today, 231 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, 28 of whom are in ICU. There were five additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 219 are men / 235 are women
  • 59% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 39 years old
  • 197 are in Dublin, 37 in Donegal, 33 in Limerick, 21 in Louth, 20 in Kilkenny and the remaining 148 cases are spread across 21 other counties.

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