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Latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: 23 deaths and 921 new cases confirmed as 18 more countries added to 'high risk' list

There have been an additional 18 countries added to Ireland’s ‘high risk’ travel list today, while legislation to enforce mandatory quarantines for all arrivals from these countries will be enacted in the coming weeks.

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Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. (Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin)

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. (Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin)

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. (Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin)

There have been 23 further deaths of people who contracted Covid-19 and 921 new cases of the virus confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

This takes the number of people who have died with the virus in Ireland to 3,865, while the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 207,720.

Validation of data at the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has resulted in the denotification of four deaths and two confirmed cases. These are reflected in the adjusted totals.

As of 8am today, a total of 959 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, 173 of whom are in ICU.

There were 53 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours

Of the cases notified today:

  • 453 are men / 466 are women
  • 66% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 34 years old
  • 414 in Dublin, 87 in Cork, 51 in Kildare, 48 in Limerick, 47 in Meath and the remaining 274 cases are spread across all other counties.***

Meanwhile, an additional 18 countries were added to Ireland’s ‘high risk’ travel list today, while legislation to enforce mandatory quarantines for all arrivals from these countries will be enacted in the coming weeks.

The list includes Austria, United Arab Emirates and 16 Sub Saharan African countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Eswatini, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

These were added to the list due to the emergence of new variants upon advice to government from The National Oversight Group for Variants of Concern.

Almost a quarter of a million (248,284) vaccine doses have been administered, according to latest vaccine data, with 158,904 of these being first doses, meaning roughly one in 30 people in the country has received at least one dose so far.

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